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Easy and Fun French Macarons Recipe!

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Savor the sweetness of joy with these Pink French Macarons, where elegance meets delectable delight.

What is the difference between Macarons and French Macarons?

Macarons are a beloved dessert in France, and they’re often called French macarons to differentiate them from coconut macaroons.

This is the first time we tried to make Macarons, and we are pretty chuffed with how they turned out.

Savor the Sweetness, Easy & Fun French Macarons
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Easy and Fun French Macarons Recipe!

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Who’s ready to whip up some delicious French Macarons? 🇫🇷 This easy and fun recipe will have you feeling like a pastry chef in no time! Bon appétit!

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Resting Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Yield: 40 double macaroons depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/4 cups (120 g) superfine almond flour
  • 1 cup (115 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 large egg whites (100 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • A toothpick tip of Wilton Pink Icing Food Colouring
  • 9 tablespoons raspberry preserves (or whatever filling you decide on)

Instructions

  1. Use a piping bag and a ½” round tip, but there is no need to use a nozzle, cut the piping bag, and be done with it.
  2. Method and how to prepare for Success: Line 2 large baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Weigh Your Ingredients: Use a scale to measure ingredients precisely. This is crucial for perfect macarons!
  4. Sift and Mix: Sift almond flour and confectioners’ sugar into a bowl, removing any clumps. In a stand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy.
  5. Whip Up That Meringue: Gradually add granulated sugar while beating until stiff peaks form. Don’t overmix!
  6. Fold with Care: Gently fold in the almond flour mixture until the batter flows like lava.
  7. Add food coloring and continue folding until you can draw a figure 8 without it breaking.
  8. Load the Piping Bag: Transfer the batter to a piping bag with a ½” round tip if you have one otherwise cut the tip of the bag to create an ½” opening.
  9. To make it easier: Draw 1″ circles on parchment paper with a marker. Flip the paper and then continue. This will help that you have sized Macarons.
  10. Pipe and Bang: Pipe 1″ circles onto baking sheets, 1″ apart. Bang the sheets to remove air pockets.
  11. Let Them Rest: Allow the piped shells to dry at room temperature for 15-45 minutes until they’re no longer sticky.
  12. Bake and Cool: Preheat the oven to 325°F/162°C. Bake macarons for 10-12 minutes, rotating after 8 minutes. Let them cool.
  13. Fill and Enjoy: Match up shells and fill them with whatever you wish.

OK, the French will be upset with me but I decided to not add the normal filling and only used melted white chocolate.
I am not sure how Corlea decided to fill her batch of macarons.

  1. Macaron Fillings: You can fill macarons with anything, from cream cheese frosting and Swiss meringue buttercream to lemon curd, jam, and chocolate ganache.
  2. Assemble the macarons and let them mature in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Store in an airtight container.

Tips for Success:

  1. Weigh your ingredients for precision.
  2. Don’t overwhip the meringue; aim for small stiff peaks.
  3. Fold the batter until it flows like lava and forms a perfect figure 8.
  4. Bang the pans to remove air pockets.
  5. Let the piped shells rest until dry to the touch.
  6. Smooth the top tip of the macron with a wet finger to create a smooth surface.
  7. Allow filled macarons to mature in the refrigerator for 24 hours for the best flavor.
  8. Get ready for a delightful adventure in macaron making!

Recipe from the Internet, sorry but I do not know the original author as we searched for weeks to find something that we felt comfortable making.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 macaron
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 7.7 g
  • Sodium: 5.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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27 thoughts on “Easy and Fun French Macarons Recipe!”

  1. They look delicious! My son made a batch for us earlier this summer and we all loved them. He had made them at school a few times and he just loves the French Macarons; buying them whenever he finds them anywhere.

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    • Hi Jennifer. Thank you so much for dropping in and I have gone ahead and shared this macarons at your linkup. I do not see any spot to leave a comment, do you have it turned on or not?

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      • Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #18 linkup. Yes, I do have the comments turned off for the linkup itself because I use the same link each week–I suggest people comment on blog posts instead of on the linkup itself. 🙂 Hope to see you at linkup #19, too!

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  2. thank you for sharing this recipe I will try my hand making some. They sound rather good and look yummy. Please come visit us if you want at http;//shopannies.blogspot.com

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    • Hihi, thanks, I would love to ship to you, but I think you will only receive crumbs when you open it, so my guess would be that you need to make them at home and enjoy them.

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