Macaron recipe

Delicious Macarons For A Tea Party Treat

Not to be confused with macaroons, these little bites of delight are delicately chewy and crunchy

By , 29 March 2016
Delicious Macarons For A Tea Party Treat
  • Ready in: 35 mins
  • Serves: 28
  • Price: 11p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 28g serving contains
  • Cals 127
    6%
  • Fat 7.6
    11%
  • Sat Fat 3.1
    16%
  • Sugar 12.9
    14%
  • Salt 0.11
    2%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1891kJ/452kcal.
Ingredients
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 4 large free range egg whites
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • To decorate: Your choice of Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colours (optional)
Method
  • Line two baking trays with baking paper.

  • In a processor, blitz the ground almonds and icing sugar until completely mixed into a fine powder.

  • Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until they form glossy peaks – this is best done with an electric hand-mixer. Make sure the bowl is clean and dry or the mixture may collapse.

  • Add the caster sugar 1tbsp at a time, whisking until stiff again after each addition. At this stage, add 1-2 drops of the food colour, if using.

  • Sift one third of the almond mixture at a time over the egg whites, folding in each time until it’s all combined. Spoon into a piping bag

  • Pipe 56 x 3cm rounds onto the baking trays, leaving space between them to allow for spreading. Leave to rest for 15 mins. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Bake for 15 mins, then allow to cool on a wire rack.

  • For the filling, beat the icing sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy, with 2 drops food colour, if using. Use to sandwich pairs of the macaron biscuits.