French Macarons

French Macarons


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Macarons are a French biscuit that are everywhere right now. This is a basic method for making the almond biscuit, the filling is up to you.

Makes: 60 macaron halves

  • 100g egg whites (about 3-4)
  • 25g white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups icing sugar

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:37min 

  1. Beat the egg whites until soft peak stage with an electric beater. Add the white sugar and beat until very thick, about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
  2. Fold in the almonds and icing sugar. Line baking trays with baking paper. Place the mixture in a piping bag and pipe 4cm flat circles on the baking paper.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes until firm but still pale. Cool before filling.

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