Easy Chocolate Macarons

    1 hour 15 minutes

    I was really surprised at how easy it is to make macarons, I was always told that they were quite hard? This is my recipe anyhow that has always worked for me.


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    Serves: 12 

    • Macarons
    • 3 egg whites
    • salt, to taste
    • 120g almonds
    • 1 cup icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • Chocolate Filling
    • 100ml thickened cream
    • 100g dark cooking chocolate

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min resting  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Macaron: In a clean glass bowl add the egg whites and a pinch of salt. Using an electric beater, whisk until until stiff.
    2. In a food processor, process the almonds, icing sugar and cocoa. Stir this mixture into the egg whites in several batches then fold until smooth.
    3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    4. Put the mixture into a piping bag then pipe round mounds about 3cm in diameter. When finished, tap the tray to remove any air bubbles. Set aside for 30 minutes.
    5. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C.
    6. Bake the macarons in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
    7. Chocolate Filling: Place the cream in a saucepan and bring to almost the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. Place in the fridge until it firms up.
    8. Add a teaspoon of chocolate filling on the flat side of a macaron, take a second macaron and put it on the filling creating a sandwich.

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    I usually make macarons using traditional methods (i.e : hard to make). When I saw a method of making that claimed to be 'easy' I gave it a go. It was easy, but it doesn't make macarons! The meringue (or just egg whites as in this recipe) isn't stable enough to be reliable. If they work for the contributor then fine, but they don't for me and I won't be taking ANY short cuts again! There are a number of important steps missing that are crucial to succesful macarons (such as that they must have formed a skin before baking) and there is no information on the making of the macaronade either. They will also not work if the eggs are cold, or if the weather is humid. There is no such thing as an 'easy' macaron!  -  05 Jun 2014


    Hi  -  02 Aug 2014


    I love these macarons  -  10 Nov 2016