Macarons become famous lately, and you can try to make it by using the best macaron recipe. It is true that you can easily buy them. Unfortunately, these are quite expensive. That’s why it is better if you can make your own homemade version. Well, there are complete ingredients and steps to follow.
- 2 drops pink gel food coloring
- 3 egg whites, stored in room temperature
- ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (95 g) almond flour, ground well
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups (210 g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided into two parts
Ingredients for buttercream:
- 1 cup (230 g) unsalted butter, stored in room temperature
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 cups (360 g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the food processor bowl, add the almond flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and the powdered sugar. Combine and process them using low speed. After that, move the mixture to the large bowl.
- Prepare different bowl. Add the egg whites and the remaining salt (1/2 teaspoon). Beat them by using mixer until you get the soft peaks.
- When you get the soft peak, gradually add granulated sugar and make them fully mixed. Keep mixing them until you get stiff peaks.
- On the mixture of beaten egg whites, add the vanilla and mix them. Do not forget to add the food coloring and combine them completely.
- Then, add 1/3 mixture of almond flour to the beaten egg whites. Use spatula to fold them and make them fully mixed. After that, you can repeat the steps slowly. Then, you will get your batter.
- Transfer the batter into piping bag.
- Prepare baking sheets and parchment paper. Then, pipe the macarons to the paper. Do not forget to give space between each of the macaron batter.
- Let it in the temperature room for around 1 hour to make the batter dry.
- When they are dry already, bake them for around 17 minutes in the temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit. When they are cooked well, the macarons will not stick to the paper anymore.
- Remove the macaron and place them to the wire rack. Let them cool down.
- Make the buttercream. You can beat the butter and then add the sugar. Mix them and add the vanilla and combine them well. The last part is to add the cream and mix them to get consistency of cream as what you like.
- Then, add the cream on the macarons.
- Serve them
The best macaron recipe takes long process. Therefore, you should be careful and pay attention to each detail. You cannot skip the details since you may not get perfect results of macaron. Details of the measures in the ingredients should also get your attention.
Then, in the best macaron recipe, you see that the salt is divided into two parts. It is needed since the salt will be used in two different steps in cooking process. Regarding the details, you can check the procedure above.
Actually, you can use other food coloring. When you want to have other colors, you only need to change the gel coloring. It is advised to use gel and powder since these will not change the consistency of batter for the best macaron recipe.