French macarons are decadent almond based treats with a crisp outer shell that melts in your mouth with a  flavour in the  filling.
When I started my life as a chef I worked with lots of well experienced chef. I learnt to do macaroons from one of them. It was so interesting to make them bundle them and pack them.After I did 1000 macaroons for one of my executive chefs daughters wedding. I love to make them. You can make macaroons in different colours and flavours.

The advantage is you can leave macaroons in fridge for a week or two and freeze them for 3-4 months. They are so handy to have to treat an unexpected guest. All you have to do is to thaw it out side for several minutes.

 

Ingrediensts

  • 225g Icing Sugar
  • 140g Almond Meal
  • 110g Egg whites
  • 1 tblsp cocoa

For the filling

  • 100g Chocolate
  • 50g Cream

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate over simmering water with cream.
  2. Once melted cool and put in the fridge.
  3. Add egg whites to a clean mixing bowl.
  4. Start whisking adding icing sugar .
  5. Once it holds the shape take out .
  6. Mix cocoa and almond meal. If you have food processor process it several min. If not pass it through a sieve.
  7. Add the almond meal little by little and fold it.
  8. Fill a piping bag with a nozzle.
  9. Pipe giving pressure to the pan.
  10. Tap on the table to release the air.
  11. Leave half an hour to one hour to form a crust. (when you touch it will not come to your fingers)
  12. Bake  on 160c about 20-30 min.
  13. Cool on a wire rack.
  14. Fill with the prepared chocolate . (Can freeze the excess too)

 

Posted by:The Culinary Corner

Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called " Mary" who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management. My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel "The Culinary Corner" I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self. As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.

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