Delicious macarons! Your measuring must be precise for success. Remember these are tricky and practice makes perfect!


Ingredients (makes 20 macarons)

  • 39ml water
  • 128.5 g caster sugar
  • 128g almond meal
  • 128g icing sugar
  • 50g egg whites
  • 50g egg whites
  • 30g castor sugar
  • dash white vinegar
  • cup of each desired fillings - Nutella, chocolate ganache etc
  • assortment gel food dyes

Method

  1. Mix 1 - SYRUP. Combine the water and caster sugar and heat to 115 - 125 degrees to reduce moisture and create a sugar syrup.
  2. Mix 2 - PASTE. Combine the almond meal, icing sugar and egg whites in a clean bowl. Using a spatula to remove all lumps and create a smooth paste.
  3. Mix 3 - MERINGUE. In a mixing bowl add all of the egg whites on a high speed once it is slightly foamy, add a dash of white vinegar, then add all of the sugar.
  4. Once the syrup is at the correct temperature, add to the meringue mixture on high speed. Once the heat is reached and the air has dropped out of the mixture, it should look silky and thick. Add meringue mixture into the almond paste bowl. Mix well until everything is combined.
  5. Add the colours you wish and mix until combined. Place immediately in piping bag. Pipe disks and place in oven.
  6. Cook for 7 minutes on 154 degrees and then reduce to 150 degrees and cook for a further two minutes. (IMPORTANT TO BE PRECISE).
  7. Once the shells have cooled, match up pairs and pipe your desired fillings!


  • These look amazing.

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  • Ok just read it again, that is confusing it has 50 g egg white twice. Could this be a mistake?


    • No it’s not. One lot of egg whites goes in the almond meal to make a paste, the other lot is used to make the meringue. Very different to my recipe, I can’t wait to try it out.

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  • Wow the look amazing that looks like who ever made them was very talented!

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  • They look lovely but 50 egg whites – whoa!


    • Read the recipe it says 50 grams of egg white, that is maybe 2-3 egg whites.

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  • So colourful!

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  • These look absolutely delicious.im terrible at making macaroons.

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  • how amazing these look!
    I would love to try and recreate these!

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  • Mmmmmmacaroons my favourite at macca’s, now going to be a home treat.

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  • I would need to invest in an oven thermometer – I know my oven does not run true to marked temperature.

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  • These really are gorgeous! Love the tie dye ones especially. Thanks for sharing!

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  • The temperature is for conventional or fan forced oven?
    Otherwise thanks for sharing!

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  • Didn’t know things had to be this precise to make them work – I think the precision is beyond the tools in my kitchen.

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  • Wow – these look amazing. Can you give some more tips about how to pipe the colours like that?

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  • Yum! Caught my attention straight away. Why buy when you can bake?

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  • Hubby just walked in and said they look nice!

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