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Pretty Pastel French Macaroon Recipe

Pretty Pastel French Macaroon Recipe

Posted by Jennifer | May 5, 2018

Bake a batch of these delicious, delicately sweet and nutty flavoured macaroons,they make a perfect sweet treat,dessert or a gift for special occasion.

Serves 20

Ingredients

100 grams icing sugar

100 grams finely ground almonds

2 medium size eggs

pinch of salt

50 grams caster sugar

For the buttercream filling:

100 grams unsalted butter

50 grams icing sugar

2-3 drops vanilla essence

Instructions

1.Sieve the finely ground almonds and icing sugar and mix together

2.In a bowl ,whisk he egg whites until they form soft peaks and start adding the caster sugar slowly little by little

3.Fold the finely ground almonds and the icing sugar into the egg whites,blend together until the mixture is runny

4. Separate  into as many bowls as you require to use for the different colours.Add a few drops of food colouring ,or food colour paste

5.Using piping bags ,pipe small circles onto baking paper and leave to rest for at least 1/2 hour

6. Preheat  the oven to 150*C,Fan 130*C,Gas 2 and bake for 8 minutes

7.Remove and leave to cool completely before removing 

8.For the filling ,whisk the butter (at room temperature)with the icing sugar and vanilla until it’s a soft paste

9.Insert in between 2 macaroon shells,press gently and twist slightly  so that the filling covers the whole surface. 

 

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