Salted Caramel Macarons Recipe and Baking Techniques
Macarons are usually quite expensive to buy but they are worth it, but what if you could make your own salted caramel macarons from the comfort of your own kitchen?
For those of you with a sweet tooth, there are fewer culinary pleasures that compare to biting into a sweet, delicious salted caramel macaron!
Hi, it's Baking Class Foodie Lover here. In this week's post, we promise to give you the easy to do step-by-step process to make those yummy macarons.
This article will take you through the whole process, providing you with time-saving tips and some alternate ingredients that will make your macarons more healthy than the conventional, store bought types. The following recipe is for salted caramel, chocolate macarons from scratch.
What Ingredients do you need?
You will need the following ingredients to make delicious chocolate, salted caramel macarons:
- Two table spoons of white sugar
- Two and a half spoons of powdered sugar
- Half a cup of cocoa powder
- Five egg whites
- Two cups of almond flour
What Methods to Use?
- Ensure that your oven is preheated to 200.
- Mix in the almond flour with the powdered sugar together in a bowl.
- Use a whisker to beat the egg whites until they form foamy peaks that are still soft. Then gradually add in the sugar and continue beating the mixture until the foamy peaks turn hard.
- Add one-third of the almond flour to the meringue by sifting it in, folding the mixture gently.
- Mix in the cocoa powder and sift the leftover almond powder into the mix in two separate batches. Remember to do this gradually and mix it in well. This step might take a little while as the ingredients won't seem to mix well with each other but keep going until the mixture is homogenized into a thick mixture.
- Fill a pastry bag with the mixture by standing the pastry bag upright in a glass or cup and spooning the mixture into the bag. Make sure you fold the ends of the pastry bag back over the class before spooning it. Also, you can just cut the corner of a zip lock bag if you don’t have a pastry bag.
- Pipe 2.5-centimeter blobs of the mixture onto non-stick baking paper put into the oven for five minutes. Remove the baking tray and turn up the temperature to 370 and wait for the oven to heat.
- Once the oven has reached 370 put the baking tray back into the over for 8 minutes or until the color changes.
- Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool.
- After the biscuits have cooled, add the salted caramel between the biscuits.
Have Fun and Be Creative
Macarons are fun to eat as they are but that doesn’t mean you can't add a bit of your own creativity and flair when you make them.
You can make the macarons into various shapes using cookie cutters to mold them before baking. Instead of piping the batter onto the baking paper, place cookie cutters of various shapes onto the baking paper and pipe the batter into the stencils so that your macarons take on the shape of the cookie cutter.
You can also add some icing to the top of the macarons after they cool when the macarons have cooled and the icing has been applied to the top of the macaron, cool in the fridge for an hour and then remove them. Once cooled, use food coloring and a fine brush to paint various patterns onto the icing. Macarons don't need to be eaten alone, they can be used to decorate your cakes too. And if you don't know, unicorn macarons are a trend now.
Wishing you a fun-filling weekend!
Cooking Class Foodie Lover
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