Monday, February 21, 2011

How to NOT fail in making macaroons :)

Macaroons. A fear of many. But... you shouldn't be scared!! It's really quite simple =)!!! Just follow this recipe.. and if I can do it.. so can you!!! Even those that have failed at it many times before.. have followed this recipe and succeeded ^^ and its adapted from MASTERCHEF!! =p

Ingredients: (basic macaroon)

225g pure icing sugar
130g almond meal
3 egg whites
60g caster sugar

note: you can add other flavourings, essences, colourings as you wish *be creative* ^^


Chocolate ganache - cooking chocolate and cream

Raspberry cream - whipped cream, frozen/fresh berries and sugar


1. Preheat oven to 120oC

2. Sift icing sugar and almond meal into one bowl then sift the mixture into another bowl and again into the original bowl. (Recipe says 3 times but I've done it 9-10 times ^^ the more times the better!!)

3. Whisk 3 egg whites with electric beater until doubled in size. While beating, slowly add caster sugar and whisk until firm peaks formed. (you can add essence or food colouring at this stage)

4. Fold almon meal mixture into egg white mixture until smooth and glossy. (be careful to mix with CARE.. be GENTLE ^^.. coz this is a CRITICAL part!!!!)

5. Place mixture into piping bag and pipe 4 -5cm diameter circles onto lined baking tray. (HAHHAH BAKING TRAY XD!! haha sorry =p lammeee)
Leave to rest for 20 minutes until macaroons form a skin (Also very crucial!!!)

6. Bake for 20 minutes or until macaroons can be lifted from the tray. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Tip: use a knife to take macaroons off the tray
Chocolate ganache: Melt chocolate in a double boiler and add cream (i'm not too sure about amounts.. you can guestimate =p)

Raspberry cream: Heat berries in a pot with a little caster sugar until they are just broken down. Whip cream with a little sugar. When berries are cooled then add to the cream.


Raspberry cream 17-01-11 (maybe we should have baked it longer xP)
Chocolate ganache - 25/07/10

ok so these didn't taste AS good as the bought ones..will try and improve the recipe =) but good enough!

PRICE: $2 each =) hehe


  1. I am not sure how I got here...but these looking crazy good!!

    I might try it soon


  2. Your macarons recipes are not consistent. The above ingredient lists are different to your newest recipe. I'm not sure which one to follow
    125g almond meal
    125g pure icing sugar
    125g caster sugar
    3 egg whites
    Flavouring of choice

    1. Hi there! Sorry about all the confusion! Both recipes work but I have found my newest one to be better. That was my "improved recipe" I talked about in this blog ^^


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