French Macaroons

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French Macaroons


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 30 Min


Serves : 6
  • 4 nos large egg whites (or 5 small)

  • 70 gms sugar

  • 230 gms pure icing sugar

  • 120 gms almond meal

  • 2 gms salt (tiny pinch)

  • 1 tsp sprig all natural extracts (food and beverage colours)


  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C.
  • Place egg whites and sugar in a bowl and mix with electric mixer until stiff enough to turn the bowl upside down without it falling out, continue to whip for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 batches. Add food colouring and continue to mix for a further 20 seconds.
  • Sift the almond meal and icing sugar and salt twice, discarding any almond lumps that are too big to pass through the sieve.
  • Fold into the egg white mixture. It should take roughly 30-50 folds using a rubber spatula.
  • The mixture should be smooth and a very viscous, not runny. Over-mix and your macaroons will be flat and have no foot, under mix and they will not be smooth on top.
  • Pipe onto trays lined with baking paper, rap trays on the bench firmly (this prevents cracking) and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.