Recipe for French Macaroons ?

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Recipe for French Macaroons ?

Postby kiwimelon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:50 pm

Does anyone have a good recipe for GF-CF-SF "French Macaroons" -- the ones that are made of Almonds and Sugar, hopefully with less sugar and more almonds. Also, did you actually make them and it succeeded? how difficult was it?
(Note: not the Coconut macaroons.)

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Re: Recipe for French Macaroons ?

Postby jessekaye » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:48 pm


* 1 cup blanched almonds
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 2 egg whites, beaten lightly
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar


Preheat an oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the almonds, sugar, egg whites, and vanilla extract in a food processor and pulse the mixture until it has taken on the texture of a very coarse paste. Turn the food processor on high speed and blend the paste for 2 minutes, until it is very smooth and thick.

Spoon the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a wide tip and pipe the batter into uniform, 1-inch mounds on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow the batter to rest, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Bake the macaroons for 12 minutes. Remove the hot macaroons to a wire rack and cool to room temperature and dust with the confectioners’ sugar before serving.

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