Homemade Macaroons Recipe
This is a basic recipe for Irresistible Macaroons. It can be modified to include any flavouring, colouring and filling of your choice.
Ingredients for macaroon shells:
160 grams icing sugar
100 grams almond meal
4 medium egg whites
65 grams caster sugar
130 grams soft butter
70 grams icing sugar
Instructions for making the macaroon shells:
Preheat the oven to 140°C and line some baking trays with baking paper or use baking sheets.
Mix the icing sugar and almond meal together. Pass the mixture through a sift. Set aside.
Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until soft peaks form. Add in the caster sugar and whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy.
Divide the mixture to different bowls if you want different colours for the macaroons. Add in flavourings and colours of your choice to each bowl of mixture, and fold in proportional amount of the almond meal mixture. The mixture should be thick and shiny.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a 1cm nozzle. Pipe the macaroon mixture onto the baking trays lined with baking paper. The rounds should be about 2-3cm in diameter. Leave the trays of macaroons to stand for about 30 minutes, then bake for 7-10 minutes.
Remove the trays from the oven and let the macaroons cool.
Prepare the fillings:
Whisk the butter until it is fluffy and light in colour. Add in the icing sugar and beat the mixture until well mixed. Add in the required flavouring, sprinkles or colours. Spread or pipe the filling mixture on the macaroon shells. Use another macaroon shell to sandwich the filling in between the macaroons.