Macchiato Macarons



Here is what you’ll need!

Servings: 16-18 macarons

INGREDIENTS

Cookie
3 large egg whites (100g), room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar (50g)
1 ¾ cup powdered sugar (200g)
1 cup superfine almond flour (110g) (if unable to find “superfine” it is recommended that you pulse the almond flour in a food processor first)
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

Buttercream filling
½ cup butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cocoa powder for dusting (optional)

PREPARATION
1. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
2. Using a fine mesh strainer, sift together the almond flour, confectioners sugar, and espresso powder in a medium bowl. Discard any large pieces that remain in the strainer.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add ⅓ of the granulated sugar and with mixer on high, continue to beat until egg whites are stiff peaks. Add another ⅓ of the sugar and beat again until egg whites are back to stiff peaks. Repeat with last ⅓ of sugar, beating until whites are shiny and fluffy.
4. Add the sifted ingredients to the bowl with the egg whites. With a rubber scraper, fold the mixture into the egg whites, about 35-45 strokes, or until the batter falls on itself but a slight peak remains (Do not overmix or batter will be too thin and runny).
5. Fill a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe batter onto prepared baking tray into 1 ½ inch disks.
6. Lift and drop the baking tray onto a hard surface 2-3 times to smooth out the batter and knock out any air bubbles. Allow cookies to rest at room temperature for one hour, until a skin forms on the surface of the cookies.
7. Preheat oven to 285˚F (140˚C)
8. To make the filling, beat the butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Set aside.
9. After about one hour, gently brush the top a cookie with your finger to check that a skin has formed. The batter should not stick to your finger, if it does, allow to set for an additional 15 minutes.
10. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cookies peel away from the parchment when lifted.
11. Allow the cookie shells to cool completely.
12. Pipe the buttercream frosting onto the bottom side of a cooled shell and sandwich together with a similarly sized cookie.
13. Dust with optional cocoa powder. Enjoy!

*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. Is the taste of them worth all of the effort?
    I know you need a sh*t ton of time to make them, and just one bad move, you screw up…

  2. Tried these before and they actually worked!
    A tip for the egg whites is to beat them until you can turn the bowl upside down and it won't fall out. And keep folding the flour mixture and egg white mixture until it's sort of runny and slightly shiny. Folding it for too long will cause the mixture to be runny so be careful!

  3. I tried these and they came out dark brown. That and overall were terrible. But I prolly shouldn't have expected macarons to come out right on the 1st try.

  4. ok so I've tried to make macarons like 6 fucking times and I've tried both the italian method and the french method and they always look like shit but I try this goddamn recipe and it works??? god bless

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