The Super Easy Macaron Recipe is already on the blog but if you’re looking for ultimate simplicity try the pre-measured mix Angel Bake Macaron Mix created by a French Chef which will yield about 30 macarons or even better get the 6 pack which makes 180 macarons! Just add water, mix, pipe, and bake. No gluten, no dairy, and no egg whites needed.
Angel Bake Macaron Mix created by a French Chef which will yield about 30 macarons or even better get the 6 pack which makes 180 macarons! Just add water, mix, pipe, and bake. No gluten, no dairy, and no egg whites needed.
To make your experience easier still make sure you grab all the essentials to make your macaron such as the Silicone Macaron Baking Mat Kit with pipping bags. (30 in 1) Macaron Baking Mat Heart Set,2 Half Sheet Macaron Silicone Mat,1 Egg Separator,1 Pastry Brush,1 Spatula,6 Frosting Tips,12 Piping Bags
From whipping up the meringue to properly folding and piping the batter, this macaron guide takes you through the process in detail, step-by-step, to ensure success with your very first batch. But should you make a macaron mistake, no worries, there is an in-depth troubleshooting chapter that will help you figure out what went wrong. Click on book to look inside!
It’s amazing how these delicious bites of heaven only contain 3 basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar, egg whites. Here are ten (10) easy steps to making authentic French Macarons. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the filling, the traditional filling is buttercream and you can also make a ganache.
Ingredients for the Macarons
1 cup /150 grams ground almonds aka almond flour
2/3 cup/75.3 grams powdered sugar
2 medium egg whites, at room temperature
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup/50 grams granulated superfine sugar
1 or 2 drops food coloring (if desired)
Ingredients for the Filling – Basic Buttercream
There are a variety of fillings from buttercream, to ganache with infinite flavor possibilities from traditional to the more exotic (vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel, pistachio, Nutella, mango, orange, lemon, lavender, thyme, jasmine etc…)
1 1/2 cups/340.5 grams unsalted butter, softened
1 cup/150 grams of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300 F/140 C
Step 1 – Mix the almond flour and powdered sugar together
Step 2 -Whip the egg whites, salt and sugar into a firm meringue consistency
Step 3 -Incorporate the almond mixture into the meringue gently folding
Step 4 – Fill with the macaron mixture in a 1/3-inch (1cm) nozzle piping bag,
Step 5 – Pipe 1.5 inches rounds of Macaron mixture on a baking tray covered with parchment paper (or use a silicone mat)
Step 6 -Tap baking sheet on counter to eliminate air bubbles and let stand 15-60 minutes
Step 7 – Bake about 20 minutes
Step 8 – Make the filling mix the butter and powdered sugar
Step 9 – Fill a piping bag with your choice of filling
Step 10 – When cool assemble the macaron with filling in between
A Macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience that comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors. I think it was Catherine de’ Medici who brought them over to France. In Italy, Macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies made from almonds, sugar and egg whites.
Eventually, the Macaron became a meringue Macarons or almond-flavored meringue common in France in the first few decades of the 20th century.
The “Macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison in Paris founded in 1862- bakeshop and tea salon, thought of creating two Macarons with a sweet almond ganache cream filling sandwiched in between.
Ladurée opened its door in Los Angeles in 2016 at The Grove and Beverly Hills!!!
These mouth-watering creations replicated all over the world are of course found in Los Angeles. They come in a variety of traditional and more exotic flavors ( lavender, green tea …) with a yummy creamy ganache emulsion nestled in between two light meringue cookies. Here are some other favorite L.A Macarons so go ahead and sinfully indulge ’cause one thing’s for sure you won’t be able to have just one!