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Can I Make "French Macarons"?

I only started cooking and experimenting about 1 year ago and one thing I wanted to learn how to do, but that seemed hard -- was make macarons! They always look so pretty and delicate. Since I figured out how to get the egg whites to be fluffy (haha!) and I have been making meringues and pavlovas, I decided to try it!




What I used:

- 3 egg whites (room temp)

- almond flour

- powdered sugar

- cream of tartar

- superfine sugar

- pinch of salt

- sky blue gel food coloring (for fun)

- silicone baking mat

I mixed together the egg whites, cream of sugar, and superfine sugar. It worked!

Then you are supposed to sift the almond flour and powdered sugar. I didn't have a sieve, so I used this mesh pan cover for covering splattering oil when you are frying. It has the same mesh part as a sieve anyways. :) I folded in the egg mixture and added some food coloring. I added some more after this photo for a brighter blue cookie.

I found out that I am not as good as the kids on Kids' Baking Championship because my piping got messed up towards the end, haha! :) But the first ones looked pretty good.

The recipe made enough cookies for 2 trays, but the other one was more ugly. Haha! :)

Then I tapped the tray -- fun part! --, put them in the 300 degree oven and crossed my fingers. Haha! :)

Here they are out of the oven! They baked and little feet! I was so happy! This was a successful and tasty first attempt at making macarons!

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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