Mastering Macarons: Tips and Techniques for Perfect Recipe, Delicate Treats

by aleiday rjanssenMay 8, 2023

Sandwich-shaped delicious cookies are known as macarons and they have multiple color shades. If you have creativity in cooking then you can make them in different flavors. Some flavors are given here such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. You can make macarons at home and give them unique flavors according to your choice.

Making macarons always gives you a unique taste and it is hard to make the same taste every time. It is a bit of a mystery to make its recipe the same at all times. If you see them they look like sandwich cookies that have multiple colors. Most people think that macarons are baked at a commercial level but you can also prepare them at home.

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How To Make Macarons – A Comprehensive Guide To Obtain Delicious Recipe

Below you can find the step-by-step recipe for tasteful macarons.

  1. First start the process by putting powdered sugar, almond flour, and ½ teaspoon of salt into a food processor. Use a low-speed blender machine to blend it completely. After this, pour the mixture into a large bowl using a fine-mesh sieve.
  2. Then, in a separate large bowl, beat the egg whites and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt with an electric hand mixer until they form soft peaks. Then, add granulated sugar gradually and keep mixing until everything is well mixed with each other. Keep beating until you see stiff peaks form. To check that your mixture is ready, turn the bowl upside down. If it remains stuck in the bowl then it is ready.
  3. After that, add the vanilla to the egg-white mixture and keep the mixture beating. To get a different color make use of food colors. Mix the solution perfectly.
  4. Now you have two types of solutions such as almond flour and beaten egg whites in three parts, slowly mix them with each other. Use a spatula to fold the mixture gently after each addition. Once you've done adding almond flour, keep folding slowly until the mixture falls in ribbons, and you can make a figure 8 by holding up the spatula.
  5. Fill a piping bag with the macaron batter and attach a round tip.
  6. Next, you have to place four small dots of batter on a baking sheet in each corner. Then, place a piece of parchment paper over the sheet and press it down gently so it sticks to the batter.
  7. Using piping bags, make a small circle of macaron batter on the pursuit paper, and leave some space between them. The circles should be about 1.5 inches (3 cm).
  8. Gently tap the baking sheet five times to remove any air bubbles that may have formed in the batter.
  9. Let Macron rests for about 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature until you feel dry when you touch them slowly.
  10.   Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 150 degrees Celsius.
  11.   Back to Macaron for 17 minutes in the oven until they get up and stay on the parchment paper.
  12.   After baking, transfer the macarons to a wire rack to cool completely before filling them with your desired filling.
  13.  To make the buttercream, use a mixer to beat the butter until it becomes lighter and sharp. Add powdered sugar and keep beating until you get a well-mixed solution. Add vanilla and mix again. Gradually, add the cream, a tablespoon at a time, even when you get the desired structure.
  14.  Place the buttercream in a piping bag that has a round tip attached.
  15.  Add a small amount of buttercream filling on a macaron shell. Then place another macaron shell on top of it to make a sandwich. Continue this work until you use all macarons completely.
  16.   Keep Macarons in a sealed container for 24 hours to be arranged.
  17.   That's it. Enjoy!

For your family members and friends, make this dish mandatory and use macaron packaging boxes to pack them and make them more attractive and appealing.

What is the taste of French Macarons?

These are sweet in taste with a crispy outside texture. Do you know what a macaron shell is? When you see the sandwich-type shape of macarons then the individual cookie is known as the shell. Bakers make these shells from the white part of eggs. You can create a unique nougat-like shape and give it a proper chewy texture when you follow the recipe carefully.

If macarons are hollow then they will not give you a delicious look. You can fill them with different flavors. However, you have read the recipe above so that you can flavor your macarons in many ways.

Particularly French macarons taste like sweet almonds. Once you eat them you will surely eat them again. They are so addictive and delicious in taste. To twist your dessert taste you can apply different fillings such as vanilla buttercream, lemon buttercream, chocolate, or salted caramel.

Also Read: 7 Healthy Sugar Free Cakes That Are Perfect Birthday Delights For Health Freaks 

Some Famous Macaron Flavors and Colors

There is a wide range of flavors and colors for macarons. It particularly becomes fun to explore and taste multiple dyed macarons. Some of the flavors for macarons are chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut-lime, and vanilla.

Flavors By Color

In this section, you can find out famous flavors of macarons which differ on the basis of colors.

  • Purple: Purple-colored macarons are obtained through a combination of violet, lavender, and white chocolate.
  • Pink: Some of the flavors you can try for macarons are rose lychee raspberry and passion fruit.
  • Red: This flavor is special for Valentine’s Day.
  • Green: You can get green color macarons if you add flavors such as key lime pie and pistachio.
  • Yellow: If you use flavors like Meyer lemon and a pina colada in your recipe then you can get yellow-colored macarons.
  • Orange: Adding flavors like clementine and mango are ways to get orange macarons.
  • Brown: Brown is often linked with flavors such as tiramisu and creme brulee.
  • Blue: The color blue can be represented by flavors like earl grey and blueberry.

Chocolate Macarons

In order to obtain chocolate macarons, just fill them with dark chocolate ganaches. If you are thinking it would be difficult to make this recipe in chocolate flavor then you might be wrong. These macarons are easiest to bake in your home.

These macarons will not compete with the classic French dessert. But if you follow the recipe carefully then you can make tasteful chocolate macarons that can surpass those that are made at commercial bakeries.

Also Read: 7 Healthy Sugar Free Cakes That Are Perfect Birthday Delights For Health Freaks 

Strawberry Macarons

If you want to see what strawberry macarons are then they are classic in taste and very close to French macarons. Chefs can fill them with delicious American strawberry buttercream. If you don’t follow the recipe carefully and even if you missed a single step then you may see different results in the end. That’s why making macarons is a fun process and you will get a reward when you successfully make them. You may see differences in their appearance, but they taste delicious every time.

The Bottom Line

In this guide, you have read the complete recipe for macarons. In addition to this, we have also explained different flavors for macarons such as chocolate or strawberry. You can also make macarons in multiple colors such as red, purple, yellow, pink, and much more.   

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