Easy Macaron Recipe
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4.6 from 10 votes

Easy Macaron Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Author: Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ground Almonds
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar / Icing
  • 2 Egg Whites Medium
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup caster / fine sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 Cups softened unsalted butter
  • 2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar/ Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 320F or 300F for a fan oven.
  • Sieve icing sugar before the ground almonds, into a bowl and mix together carefully.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the salt and egg whites until soft. Add the fine sugar a little at a time. Continue to whisk until glossy and thick. Stir in the sugar / almond mix.
  • Use a piping bag with a 1cm nozzle and fill with macaron mixture. Place a silicon mat onto a baking sheet. Use the piping bag to form small blobs on the sheet.
  • Tap the side of the baking sheet to help the mixture lose air bubbles. Leave to dry for 20 mins. It will become shiny.
  • Bake macarons for 7-8 mins then open the oven to release steam. Close and cook for another 7-8 mins. They are fully cooked when they are firm.
  • Slide mat onto a wire rack to cool completely. They break easily if not completely cooled.
  • Make the filling:
  • Take the softened butter and beat it until it is fluffy, then add the icing sugar and continue to beat it. Beat in any other flavorings you choose here.
  • Place 1/2 tsp of filling on flat side of one macaron, and place it together with another like a sandwich. Twist slightly to bond the two.
  • Macarons can be eaten immediately but are best after put in the refrigerator for 24 hours.