chocolate macarons


chocolate macarons 
  • Confectioners’ (Icing) sugar: 2 ¼ cups (225 g, 8 oz.)
  • Almond flour: 2 cups (190 g, 6.7 oz.) 
  • Granulated sugar: 2 tablespoons (25 g , .88 oz.) 
  • Egg whites: 5 (Have at room temperature) 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
    1. Preheat the oven to 200°F (93°C). Combine the confectioners’ sugar and almond flour in a medium bowl. If grinding your own nuts, combine nuts and a cup of confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of a food processor and grind until nuts are very fine and powdery.
    2. Beat the egg whites in the clean dry bowl of a stand mixer until they hold soft peaks. Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until the mixture holds stiff peaks.
    3. Sift cinnamon, cocoa and a third of the almond flour mixture into the meringue and fold gently to combine. Be gentle! Don’t overfold, but fully incorporate your ingredients.
    4. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a plain half-inch tip (Ateco #806). You can also use a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off. It’s easiest to fill your bag if you stand it up in a tall glass and fold the top down before spooning in the batter.
    5. Pipe one-inch-sized (2.5 cm) mounds of batter onto baking sheets lined with nonstick liners (or parchment paper).
    6. Bake the macaroon for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and raise the temperature to 375°F (190°C). Once the oven is up to temperature, put the pans back in the oven and bake for an additional 7 to 8 minutes, or lightly colored.
    7. Cool on a rack before filling. 
    chocolate filling
    • ½ cup (125 ml) heavy cream
    • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
    • 4 ounces (120 gr) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon (15 gr) butter, cut into small pieces
    directions :
    1. Heat the cream in a small saucepan with the corn syrup. When the cream just begins to boil at the edges, remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate. Let sit one minute, then stir until smooth. Stir in the pieces of butter. Let cool completely before using.
    The 2009 October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Ami S. She chose macarons from Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern as the challenge recipe.


    1. me love macarons.. loving them more if they are pistachio macarons!!! miss u mel~


    2. Yes, I hate to see imperfect macarons wasted too! But at this point, I just toss 'em right out. Don't even want to waste my time anymore!


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