Friday, April 13, 2012

The best French Macarons



French Macarons are a small bite sized cookie. They 1st have a crunch in your mouth then leading into a light soft texture as you bite into the filling. This cookie can be filled with jam, ganache, or buttercreams. In this episode I have dyed the macaroons fun colors and added strawberry buttercream in the center. Let me tell you everyone will be gloating over these little cookies!
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French Macaron
SIFT: 3/4 c. Almond powder
SIFT: 1 c. powder sugar
with a whisk attachment on your kitchen aid or hand held mixer
whisk 2 eggs whites for 2 mins till frothy
then add 4Tbs. sugar, but one tbs at a time very slowly
fold in whites to flour mixture
you can dye the batter different colors or keep white
pipe on parchment paper dime sized dollops
tap tray to get air out
let rest for 15 minutes to form a coat
pre-heat oven to 325
after 15 mins is up turn oven down to 300 and bake for 8 mins on top rack or bottom not middle
then turn cookie sheet and bake another 8 mins
let cool
sandwich together

Everything done by Anna Boling O'Steen

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28 comments:

  1. Hey Anna!!! I'm gonna make some!! I was the one that sent ya a FB message about the chocolate truffles. Gonna follow both the Macaroon and Chocolate Ganache video!! Will be baking together!! Wooohooo!!!
    Thanks for the fun inspirational videos!! Oh by the way? How about learning to make Eclaire's? Ummm-Yummmy!!! **hint hint**

    Yaneri
    www.sweetbakesofmine.com

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    1. how exciting, and good luck baking!! you are so sweet for leaving me comments..I will look into Eclairs...next week is baking with my Sub's hope to see your video response!! xoxo

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    2. Help what did i do wrong once placed in oven they all went bubbly around the edges and burnt very quickly

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  2. omg, they look so yummy, esp the pink one <3 gonna try making them soon when my friends come over. Damn, why am I addicted to baking when I am on a diet.

    HOW DO U STAY SKINNY N FIT WHEN U KEEP BAKING THESE YUMMY FOOD?! lol teach meeeeeee >< :)

    anyway stay awesome!
    <3 Mitchie

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    1. have fun baking I sure did, and ate toooo many of these. probably my favorite thing to eat now! lately its catching up with me so I have netflix and work out to the TV..hehe xoxo

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  3. Chef Anna,

    No one loves you more than me right now. I better clarify because I sound pretty creepy. I have attempted to make macarons SOOOO many times all UNSUCCESSFUL. This recipe WORKED!!!! You should of seen me and my 5 yr old son jumping up and down in the kitchen after looking in the oven and seeing the beauties all nice and high and round and their 'lip'!!!! OMG!! THIS RECIPE IS A KEEPER!! THANK YOU ONE HUNDRED MILLION TIMES!!

    A Macaron MAMA!! and her 5yr old :)

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    1. oh, i gonna try this recipe soon, i also made macorons so many time,and fail again and again, i wanna jump up and down with my brother in the kitchen just like you 2 ^^

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  4. Hey =) I found the macarons shell a little sweet.. is it possible to lower the 4tbs of sugar down to 2 or 3?

    also can you post the recipe for the strawberry buttercream?! =)

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  5. Tried SO many macaroon recipes and literally none have worked! Will be sure to try this out. Only just found your blog but I love it, currently skipping through your youtube aswell :)

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  6. Man.. Mine turned out bad! Oh well that means i meed to buy an electric mixer.

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  7. YAY! After studying your youtube video and the blog, I decided I was up to the challenge of baking the French Macaroons. I thought i had failed at first because my "stiff peaks" turned into a gluey mixture but I just went with it and they turned out pretty decently.I used a buttercream icing i tried to make for the middles but I think i might try something fancier next time.
    There's a crummy photobooth pic -> http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8316/macmz.jpg
    THANK-YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. how many drops of food color you added?

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  9. Hello, could you post the strawberry buttercream recipe please.
    Thanks

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  11. hey...i just wanna know how much it is if a cup mention above is converted into grams !!i have try so many recipes n none of them really works....

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  12. Thank you so much for publishing this! I can't wait to try them!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Will you post the recipe for the strawberry buttercream for us? (:

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  14. Can you give me a new recipe in grm because i dont know what is sift c. plz halp me i whant to make a Macarons

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  15. Thanks a million for your recipe, Lovely Lady Cakes! I tried three others before giving yours a go just now and lambsakes! They turned out! I am so pleased I can't tell you. :)

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  16. Any idea as to how many this recipe makes? :)

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  17. Currently a macaron addict thanks to this recipe!

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  18. Your macarons look great- love your blog please join my blog and follow me:) www.cakeprincess1988.blogspot.com

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  19. I have to say that your french macaroon recipe is the best ever. I have tried others and I have unfortunately failed miserably. But your recipe is simple and to the point and I like that alot

    http://atablefordeux.blogspot.ca/

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  20. thanks for sharing this macaron recipe, I am trying it out right now and I will see how it will turn out for me… I will update and will post on my blog…thanks again

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  21. hey, great recipe, thanks for sharing! I was wondering if the 4 tb spoons of sugar are regular sugar or powdered sugar. please let me know so I can make these. thank you

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  22. Hi. Want to ask you somethings. My oven is a small oven and the maximum temperature is just 250c. So I need to preheat it on how many degree celcius and heat around how many minutes? And the heat position is on the top,bottom or middle? Thanks. And lastly, I love your videos so much.

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  23. I was literally going to give up making these until i found your recipe! it works perfect!

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