French Macarons recipe

french macarons recipe
Hi guys,
in this weeks recipe, I will show you how to make french macarons. This french delicacy seems complicated to make but if you follow the steps you will see how easy they actually are. Hope you enjoy!
 
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Ingredients
1 cup icing sugar      
3/4 cup almond flour or ground flour
2 large egg whites, room temperature 
1/4 granulated sugar 
1 tsp almond extract
Pinch of cream of tartar 
food coloring
 
 Step 1
Sift both icing sugar and almond flour twice. To make your own almond flour, pulse white almonds in a food processor until it because like flour.
 Step 2
Using your electric mixer and your whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites on low speed until you get a foamy texture and gradually increase speed.
 Step 3
Add your sugar gradually and continu whisking until stiff peaks forms. Add cream of tartar to stabilize your eggs and your almond extract.
Step 4
You should have stiff peaks just like the picture.
Step 5
Add half of the flour mixture into your meringue and gently fold until mixture is smooth and shiny. Repeat same process with the other half of the flour mixture. Mixt until no more lumps. 
Step 6
If you are making different colours, separate your meringue in different bowls and add food colouring of your choice.
Step 7
Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe round shapes using a plain round tip. You can pipe on a silicone macarons sheet or on a parchment-lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.Macarons silicone mat: https://amzn.to/2rfuIcU
Step 8
Once all your macarons are piped, tap the bottom of each sheet on your working surface to release trapped air. (If you skip this step your macarons will crack or not raise properly.) Let stand at room temperature for at least 30-45 minutes. 
Step 9
Preheat oven at 325' F 
Bake for 13-15 minutes depending on your stove. Bake 1 sheet at a time, until macarons are crisp and firm but not brown at the top.
Step 10
Let macarons cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack. Once cooled off, you should see the glossy base of your cookie.
 Step 11 

Sandwich 2 macarons with filling of your choice.
*** They can also be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Align your cookies between two parchment papers and conserve them in a air tight container wrapped in plastic.***
 Step 12
You can leave them the way they are or decorate them with fondant roses using this silicone mold. http://amzn.to/2mGtzYE
 Step 13
Once you pipe your filling, place the fondant roses all around and then, top with another macaron on top.

Enjoy!