Macaron is a delicious French pastry that's perfect for Valentine’s Day. They're sandwich-like pastries made with two delicate cookies glued together by a delicious cream or ganache. On Morning Living, Ceclie Cannone from the Macaron Cafe in New York City shared a macaron recipe that you can make at home. If you make some for the ones you love, make sure to email us about how they came out!
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Recipe for 12 Macrons
Preparation : 35 minutes
Baking time : 15 minutes, 300 Degrees Farenheit
1 and 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
1 cup ground almonds
3 large egg whites
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
optional : food coloring 5 to 10 drops
1. Preheat your over to 300 Farenheit degrees.
2. Bring your egg white to room temperature.In a cutter mix finely the confectioner sugar and the ground almond. Then stift them with the strainer. You want to obtain a very fine mix.
3. Start beating the egg white slowly. Then gradually go quicker. As the egg white rise, add the granulated sugar. This will give shinny to the egg white. Add a few drops of food coloring if you want. Egg white have to be firm.
4. Put the mix in a mixing bowl with a spatula. Add the egg white and start mixing delicately doing circles. Keep going until the mix is still firm but also fluid when you let it drip with your spatula.
5. Put the mix into your pastry bag. Start piping little dots (around 1,5 inch) on the parchment paper.
6. Let your macarons rest for 15 minutes. Start baking 15 minutes in your convection oven. Let the macarons cool before taking them off the paper.