Monday, 2 July 2012


Winter school holidays are here again , I love school holidays there is usually a bit of baking going on and we decided to tackle macaroons, I have never made them before or eaten them, I had watched a show on making them a few days ago, I think it was French food safari.
There were so many recipes on the internet , and I finally have a chance to use my new fancy red beaters, I have had the same beaters for 20 years I think they cost $20.00 so two weeks ago I decided to treat myself to Catch of the days special red beaters and Im quite loving them.
Macaroons with chocolate ganache

100 grams of egg whites
110 grams of almond meal
165 grams pure icing sugar
60 grams of castor sugar

Process almond meal with icing sugar sift
Beat egg white till foamy gradually add castor sugar.
Beat until stiff
Fold in the egg white mix with the almond meal and icing sugar mix in well.
Place in piping bag.
Pre heat oven 180c
the turn down to 160c
line baking trays with baking paper pipe mixture onto trays
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes

100 grams of chocolate
100 grams of cream
20 grams of butter
Melt altogether in saucepan
refridgerate until cool
cream together macaroons.
These were a beautiful texture

Cant wait to experiment with different flavours next time

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