January 29, 2017
Thank you so much for all the comments about my new site! I’m so glad you guys are liking it. Today i’m going to share a french macaron recipe with you! January is almost over but I wanted to make something snowflake themed. I love how these marbled snowflake macarons turned out! I made a Youtube video where I share lots of tips on how to get the perfect macarons, so make sure to check that out!
For the Macarons:
3 egg whites
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup almond flour
pinch of salt
two different colors of blue food coloring
For the Vanilla Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 T milk (if needed)
How To for Macarons:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Separate your egg whites and mix them until frothy.
Slowly add granulated sugar and salt then beat until you have a meringue with stiff peaks (takes about 8 minutes in my KitchenAid).
Dye your meringue the desired color, make sure it is a little bit darker than how you want them in the end, they do fade in the oven.
Combine 1 cup almond flour and 2 cups powdered sugar by sifting them together into a bowl.
Fold dry ingredients into meringue (this is where everything could go wrong. You don’t want to over or under mix. I usually do about 70 folds with my spatula, it should be a lava like consistency. Watch the video down below to see what this looks like.
To achieve the marbled look take a separate color of blue food coloring and create stripes on the inside of a piping bag.
Transfer batter to pastry bag and pipe 1 inch circles onto a lined baking sheet.
Tap the pan onto your counter 2-3 times hard to release the air bubbles from the macaron batter.
Let them sit out for 30 minutes before putting them into the oven (this will help them to develop “feet” or the famous macaron edge).
Bake for 18-20 minutes, when they lift from the pan without sticking they are done.
How To for Buttercream:
Whip softened butter then slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla.
If consistency becomes too thick, add 1 T milk. Transfer frosting to pastry bag. Set aside a 1/4 cup of frosting and put it in a separate piping bag fitted with a small circle tip. I used the Wilton #3 tip.
Taking two macaron tops of the same size, sandwich them together with a dollop of buttercream. Using the piping bag with the small circle tip, pipe a snowflake design onto the top of each macaron. If you need more details on how to do this, the video down below will walk through it with you. Once your macarons all have snowflake designs you are all done!
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