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French Macaron

  • Author: Kristen Massad
  • Yield: 24 1x

Ingredients

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Classic French Macarons

  • 1 1/2 Cup (200 grams) Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup (115 grams) Almond Flour
  • 3 (90 grams) Egg Whites
  • 1 Tbsp (8 grams) Egg White Powder
  • 1/4 Cup (30 grams) Powdered Sugar
  • Gel Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat
  2. Sift together the almond flour (115 grams) and powdered sugar (200 grams) into a large bowl; set aside
  3. In a mixer with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites and egg white powder until stiff peaks
  4. Slowly add in powdered sugar (30 grams) to egg whites
  5. If you are adding a color, add two drops of food coloring to the meringue
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the powdered sugar and almond flour mixture
  7. Fold until smooth and can make ribbons with batter (do not over mix)
  8. Transfer the batter into a piping bag and pipe 1.5” round about an inch apart onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat
  9. Let the macarons sit on the sheet pan for 20 minutes before baking
  10. Bake for 12 minutes
  11. Remove the macarons from the oven and allow to cool before filling
  12. Make the filling of your choice while the macarons are cooling (the fillings can also be made in advance)
  13. Fill half of the macaron shells with filling of choice and then stack the other half of the cookies on top
  14. Enjoy immediately or store in air tight container in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours

Notes

Chocolate Chai French Macaron

  • 1 Recipe French Macaron, White
  • 1 Recipe Chai Spiced Ganache

Chai Spiced Ganache

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tsp Chai Spice (see recipe below)

Directions

  • In a small saucepan warm heavy cream until simmering
  • Add in chocolate chips and let sit for 3 minutes
  • Add in chai spice
  • Whisk chocolate into heavy cream until smooth
  • Allow the ganache to cool and thicken completely
  • Transfer the ganache into a piping bag and pipe onto macaron shells
  • Dust the white shell with chai spice for garnish

Chai Spice Mixture

  • 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • combine all spices in a jar
  • *you will have extra…save for homemade chai tea lattes!