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MACARONS

5.24.2014



1.     Make sure your eggs are room temperature (TIP: if not, you can submerge them in warm water for 5 mins.)

2.     Sift the almond flour and powdered sugar (Throw away the extra lumps for a smooth batter)

3.     Mix the two together with a whisk or use a food processor

4.     Beat your egg whites for 3 minutes on #2 speed for KitchenAid or on low-medium speed (Don't forget to use your steel mixer for this part!)

5.     Progressively add your granulated sugar into the mixer for another 3 minutes on #7 speed or on medium-high speed.
(You can use a dash of cream of tartar/lemon juice and a pinch of salt to help your soon-to-be meringue form)

6.     Add your food coloring for another 3 minutes on #8 speed or on high speed. The meringue should form a stiff peak. 
(TIP: If you hold the bowl upside down, it should stay intact and not budge)

7.     Gradually pour the flour/sugar mixture into your meringue while you fold.

This process, called the macaronage, is the most important part of making your macarons!
              -it's better to under mix than over mix 
              -try to make around 50-60 turns
              -the result should look like molten lava and not be runny)

8.     Transfer the batter to your pastry bag 
(Use a long cup and fold your bag over the cup an inch for an easier transfer)

9.     Pipe circles on your parchment paper as best as you can 

10.    Tap your double-layered baking sheets 2-3 times on each side to remove air bubbles
(Why do you need two baking sheets? Because it will prevent your shells from cracking + will create "feet" on your macarons)

11.    Let your macarons rest for 30-40 minutes or even an hour
(They should form a skin that shouldn't leave batter on your fingers after touching them)

12.    Preheat your oven to 300°F or 150°C for 13-20 minutes (When tapping the shell, the "feet" should stand firm)

13.     Let them cool to room temperature (Don't be tempted! Otherwise they'll crack)

Congratulations! You just made some delicious and beautifully Parisian treats not to mention they're the most difficult cookie to make! 


So what now?

Make your own buttercream, jam, or even lemon curd to make your filling for the macarons! Want to know something interesting? Macarons aren't flavored by their shells you just made, it's the filling! Macaron shells almost all taste the same. So get creative!

Once you're done filling your macarons and matching equally shaped shells together for your perfectly delicate little bites, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for 24 hours to achieve that chewy yet crunchy bite! 
 
Here are some troubleshooting tips! Trust me when I tell you not to be fooled by these dainty and instagram-perfect confections. Let's just say I went through 3 incredibly enormous batches of Tiffany Blue batter (cue the tears) and even managed to almost burn down my kitchen... But it definitely made my final creations of the Robin egg  blue & ballet pink macarons incredibly worthwhile. Burned pancake-esque macarons and all. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :) 

P.S. Link me to your macarons! I'd love to see them!
What are your favorite Macaron flavors? 



54 comments :

  1. OMG looks good! I'm gonna try this!
    i love the illustrations for the recipe, did you do it yourself? its so fancy, love the colours :)


    http://londondreams8.blogspot.com

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  2. Can't stop munching this little delicious macaroon
    Thank you for sharing the recipe
    I will try this

    marliafransiska.blogspot.com

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  3. Amazing instructions and pictures! It sounds easier than I thought it would be! Hopefully I'll try them soon and report back! Caramel is my favourite! :D

    http://cups-and-roses.blogspot.gr/

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  4. I love the design of this post! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. Amazing post! I have always wanted to try making macarons instead of buying them, but recipes are always so difficult. This one is perfect!
    Omnivogues

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  6. I love this! I wish mine looked that good!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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  7. Wow, amazing post! I love macarons so much! <33

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    Rinako

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  8. So amazing. I'm trying this either today or tomorrow. Hope it works out and thanks for the recipe.

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

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  9. This post is so cute! Amazing pictures, these macaroons look great! Will defiantly have to try out this recipe! Xx

    Vividlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Just discovered your blog! What a beautiful lay-out did you made for this post :) What programme do you use? The pics are beautifully shot too. I see bloggers all the time with macarons, never had them. But I'm always wondering how much calories they country.. Try to eat less sugar and stuff ;)

    X https://winwonderland.wordpress.com

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  11. This post is adorable, definitely going to try out this recipe! And i love the fact you're drinking milk out of a jar!

    becschle.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. mmmmm yummy!

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  13. Yum these look amazing! I love macaroons and this recipe doesn't seem too bad, thank you!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  14. This post is super cute! They look delicious!
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

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  15. I've always wanted to try baking these! My friends always tell me it's impossible :D This looks like an understandable recipe, I'll have to give it a go soon. I love how your's turned out!
    bleachedleather.blogspot.com

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  16. I loved your pictures! I had no clue that the flavor was all from fillings ^_^ Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog :)

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

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  17. Thank you so much for visiting my blog Kelly!
    My monday wa wonderful! And your macaroon recipe made it even better! I defintely have to try it, because I love them (:
    I'm not sure if they're gonna look cute though if i make them. I'm not very talented in the kitchen.

    Anyway, Have a lovely week, hope we stay in touch (:
    I followed you on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and GFC haha

    Alina à la Mode Blog

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  18. How cute is this site? I love the pastels!

    Anyway, I've actually never tried a macaroon but all my friends keep telling me about it. I promise to try it soon!

    Hunni of Tiffanyxoxo.com

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  19. lovely post!
    Such a beautiful))
    I`ll be happy if we follow to each other!Just let me know in my blog) Have a nice day!)
    http://www.elationofcreation.com/

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  20. Yum!
    looks so cute.

    Love,
    lovesbeautyfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. Yummy, wow I didn't know it was actually so easy to make macarones yourself!

    Much love xxx
    http://christinanista.blogspot.com

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  22. I've never tried a Macaron! It looks so so yummy, though and the colours used are perfect!
    I love the way you've displayed the recipe too, so cute! <3
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com 

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  23. This is an amazing post-- not only do I adore the cute graphics to go with the instructions, your macarons turned out so perfectly! Wow! And the way you displayed them is incredibly stylish and trendy (who doesn't like the cool mason jar and striped straw ;) )! Love everything about this :)

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  24. Yum, they look so tasty! I love the mint coloured macaroons!
    Thanks for your sweet comment
    xx

    http://bffbestfootforward.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. im 100% going to try and makes these! iv brought some before but I really want to try and make my own! great post x

    www.clairelouiseamelia.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Ooh yum! Macaroons are just too cute and yummy. Too bad my baking skills are sub par lol.

    xx, H
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  27. Yum,! These look so amazing! We really need to try these out for ourselves.

    By the way, we love the layout of your blog and your photos too!! It's obvious that you put so much hard work into the presentation!

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  28. Crying a little bit because macarons are my favorite but I'm a menace when it comes to cooking/baking (or just using my hands/following directions in general…). Love the illustrations--you always have the cutest posts!
    manicpixiegirl

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  29. Book marked this for future use! Thanks for sharing it looks so yummy i really want to try it.

    Btw do you like to follow each other via GFC? let me know.
    Lou of, steal-thestyle.com

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  30. The cutest macarons instructions ever! have made them once successfully. I might have to give them another try


    Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  31. My dad made some at one point. They didn't look as fancy as the ones you get at bakeries, but were tasty nonetheless .

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  32. This has to be the most beautiful recipe post i've seen in a while, wowow dying to make these now!! :) Thanks for sharing! x

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. I'd rather buy them than make them xD the recipie looks so cute :D

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  34. OH. MY. GOSH. Okay totally a) making these. Like. A lot of them. (I will be sure to tag/link you in the photos!) b) bookmarking this page because I am going to make more! Hahah let's just hope I don't actually burn my kitchen down (as I'm quite the klutz!) Thank you for this! xx

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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  35. i have this unexplained fear of baking my own macarons as i am just an amateur baker. btw, your illustration is brilliant.

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a beautiful post! Loved the detailed description and cute pictures!

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  37. Love your blog, you have such a great style.. Had to follow you! :-*

    www.nelliescloset.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh my goodness, the little drawings of the equipment are so cute. You've got such a lovely blog - I'm so glad I came across it! :)

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  39. Thanks for sharing, this is super cute !

    xoxo,
    little-chaka.blogspot.ca

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  40. Thats a cute post. I'll try this recipe out.
    You have a very cool blog. Maybe we can follow each other via GFC? Just let me know and i'll follow right back.

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.de

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  41. OMG! Thanks so much for this! I'm a huge macarons fan, but I had no idea how they were made!
    I'll be sure to give this recipe a try!

    xxx
    http://theisolatedqueen.com/

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  42. Probably the cutest recipe instructions I've ever seen!
    Will be bookmarking this and gonna try this out at some point :D

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  43. ahhh I am a total sucker for macaroons and they are my absolute favourite sweet treat! These look so yummy and im definitely trying this recipe this summer!

    Nicole
    thegreenraybans.blogspot.com

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  44. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com

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  45. I shared this post also on my Facebook page! :) www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews.

    XxX
    Wendy

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