Traditional French Macarons

Hannah Baker Rawlings

Ingredients

 

Full AmountHalf AmountIngredient
125g62.5gAlmond Meal
200g100gPowdered Sugar
100g50gEgg Whites (aged)
1/2 tsp1/4 tspDried Egg Whites
40g20gGranulated Sugar
As neededAs neededFood Color (Gel or Powder)
As neededAs neededFilling

 

Method

  1. Combine almond meal and powdered sugar in a food processor. Process for 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk together Egg Whites and Dried Egg White Powder in stand mixer bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Whip Egg White mixture to soft peak; gradually whip in granulated sugar, whipping to firm peak.
  4. Add flavor and color in the last few minutes of mixing.
  5. Fold in almond mixture in three stages.
  6. Make Up: Use a pastry bag with a plain tip, piping onto a silat or parchment paper. For standard size: pipe 1.5”. Let stand 10-15 min or until a thin crust/film forms on top of the mixture.
  7. Weigh down the parchment paper’s edges.
  8. Tap the pan to release trapped air bubbles.
  9. Bake 280 (convection) or 300 (conventional) for 10-15 min.
  10. Let cool. Add filling once fully cooled.