December 2, 2013

Macaroons, First attempt


Maisonnette de Michelle now have an English version of there website where Michelle sells a very extensive range of silicon moulds, Michelle sent me a 2 sided macaroon sheet that has different sized rings on each size to review, perfect for my first attempt at making Macaroons.
Recipe
75gms Ground Almonds
115gms Icing Sugar
2 Large Egg Whites
50gms Castor Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

And for the filling
55gms of Softened Unsalted Butter
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
115gms Icing Sugar

Put the almonds in a bowl and sift in the icing sugar, mix together
Whisk the egg whites till they can hold a peak
Gradually whisk in the castor sugar to a firm glossy meringue
Whisk in the Vanilla extract
Hold the bowl upside down over your head, if none falls on your head its right
Cut and fold the almond/icing sugar into the meringue a 1/3 at a time, when the almond mixture is incorperated keep folding till you have a shiny batter
pipe onto your silicon sheet into the guide lines
You can use a wet finger to smooth them out.
Let them rest for 30 mins
Preheat your oven to 160c
Bake for between 10 and 15 mins till cooked
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minsCarefully peel the macaroons of the sheet.

For the filling
Beat the butter and vanilla together until pale and fluffy
Gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth
Use to sandwich the Macaroons together

Heres my first attempt, I was trying different piping methods, not got the correct shape but they tasted divine
Macaroons, First attempt recipes blog posts  My name is Roz but lots call me Rosie.  Welcome to Rosies Home Kitchen.  I moved from the UK to France in 2005, gave up my business and with my husband, Paul, and two sons converted a small cottage in rural Brittany to our home   Half Acre Farm.  It was here after years of ready meals and take aways in the UK I realised that I could cook. Paul also learned he could grow vegetables and plant fruit trees; we also keep our own poultry for meat and eggs. Shortly after finishing the work on our house we was featured in a magazine called Breton and since then Ive been featured in a few magazines for my food.  My two sons now have their own families but live near by and Im now the proud grandmother of two little boys. Both of my daughter in laws are both great cooks.  My cooking is home cooking, but often with a French twist, my videos are not there to impress but inspire, So many people say that they cant cook, but we all can, you just got to give it a go.
Macaroons, First attempt recipes blog posts  My name is Roz but lots call me Rosie.  Welcome to Rosies Home Kitchen.  I moved from the UK to France in 2005, gave up my business and with my husband, Paul, and two sons converted a small cottage in rural Brittany to our home   Half Acre Farm.  It was here after years of ready meals and take aways in the UK I realised that I could cook. Paul also learned he could grow vegetables and plant fruit trees; we also keep our own poultry for meat and eggs. Shortly after finishing the work on our house we was featured in a magazine called Breton and since then Ive been featured in a few magazines for my food.  My two sons now have their own families but live near by and Im now the proud grandmother of two little boys. Both of my daughter in laws are both great cooks.  My cooking is home cooking, but often with a French twist, my videos are not there to impress but inspire, So many people say that they cant cook, but we all can, you just got to give it a go.

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2 comments on “Macaroons, First attempt

  1. Lynn Bottomley

    Great to see your macarons. I have made them once under the watchful eye of a friend who had been on a patisserie course and thet came out perfectly but havnt attempted them on my own yet…I bought a mould at the weekend but what a good idea to have a double sided one? I cant find the recipe she left me with so I will use yours:o) x

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