Macaroons

  • Total Time

    1h 10m
    • Prep Time

      25m
    • Bake Time

      45m
  • Serves

    40
  • Skill Level

    Intermediate
  • Dietary Needs

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These make an ideal gift - wrap in boxes lined with tissue paper or cellophane bags.  This recipe first featured in Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook 2010.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan, gas mark 3). Line three baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. Sift icing sugar and almonds into a bowl, discarding any large almond pieces that remain in the sieve.

  3. Whisk egg white until they hold soft peaks. Slowly whisk in caster sugar until thick and glossy.

  4. Using a metal spoon, add half the almond mixture to the meringue and fold gently together. Add remaining almond mixture and stir to combine.

  5. Divide the mixture between four separate bowls. Add colouring and flavouring to each bowl a drop at a time until the correct colour and flavour is achieved (about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp). The mixture will be shiny and thick.

  6. Spoon into four separate piping bags fitted with 1 cm (1/2in) plain nozzles. Pipe approximately 2cm (3/4in) rounds on to the lined baking sheets.

  7. Tap the baking sheets on the work surface and allow meringues to stand for 5 - 10 minutes until a skin has formed. Put one sheet just below the centre of the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining sheets.

  8. To make the filling, cream butter and icing sugar together until smooth. divide among four bowls. Add a different colouring and flavouring to each bowl.

  9. Remove meringues from the oven and cool. Sandwich together using buttercreams. For green macaroons, spread green buttercream on half the green meringues. Sprinkle pistachio nuts over the buttercream and sandwich together with remaining meringues.

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