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How to make French Chocolate Macarons – Recipe

French Chocolate Macarons – delicate chocolate chip cookies covered with chocolate ganache, taste amazingly delicious, are quite easy to make and they are perfect for Christmas tables or as holiday gifts.


How to make French Chocolate Macarons

Source:Home Cooking Adventure


Makes about 25 sandwich macarons

Macaron Batter

1 cup (125g) powdered sugar
1/2 cup (50g) almond powder
3 tablespoons (25g) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large egg whites (66g), at room temperature
a little salt
5 tablespoons (75g) granulated sugar

Ganache Chocolate Filling
1/2 cup (120g) heavy cream
4 ounces (120g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon (14g) unsalted butter, optional
1 teaspoon instant, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

2. Line two baking sheets with parchment and have a pastry bag with a pointed tip (about 1/2 inch, 12 mm).

3. Blend together powdered sugar with almond and cocoa powder to avoid lumps; Use a blender or food processor. Then sift the mixture into a large bowl and discard the larger lumps.

4. Use a mixer to beat the egg whites until they start to rise and hold their shape. While beating, beat granulated sugar until very stiff and firm, about 2 minutes.

5. Using a rubber spatula double the dry ingredients into the beaten egg whites. When the mixture is smooth and there are no traces of egg white, stop folding and place the dough in the pastry bag. (Keeping the bag in a tall glass helps if you’re alone).

6. Glue the dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets into 1-inch (2.5 cm) circles spaced 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.

7. Smash the baking sheet a few times on the stovetop to flatten the macarons and remove air bubbles. Leave the macarons for 20 to 30 minutes until “skins” form and they are no longer wet to the touch.

8. Bake them for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely then remove from baking tray.

9. To make chocolate ganache filling: in a small saucepan, heat cream and instant coffee if using. When the cream starts to boil on the edge, remove from heat and pour chopped chocolate on top. Let stand one minute, then stir until smooth. Stir in the butter. Cool completely before use.

10. Spread a bit of bread dough on the inside of the macaron then clip them together.

11. Leave them for at least a day before serving, to blend the flavors. Serve the macarons at room temperature.


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