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!