My kids love macarons, well, I think a lot of kids do. Whenever we go out and pass by them, they will always ask me to buy and I will be very reluctant as one will cost $2.50 – $3.00, which is super expensive for something with loads of sugar. As you know, sugar is not exactly healthy, especially when we do not know what kind of sugar they use commercially.
I used to make macarons using this recipe and have always been dreading to start the macaron baking. So I tried to find a simpler recipe that I can always turn to whenever I want to eat macarons and spend little time.
- 100g icing sugar
- 100g ground almonds / almond flour
- 2 egg whites (left overnight if possible)
- a pinch of salt
- 55g caster sugar
- Sift icing sugar and almond flour. It is important so you do not get chunks in your macarons.
- Whisk egg whites and salt until the form soft peaks.
- Add sugar bit by bit and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. They should look glossy when stiff peaks form. You may turn the bowl upside down to test if it is really stiff.
- Gently fold in the sifted flours.
- Use a piping bag and pipe either on a piece of baking paper on a tray or on macaron mould. Tap the tray so that the macaron is removed of air bubbles.
- Now preheat your oven to 150 deg C.
- Once this is done, place under a fan or air-conditioned room so that the top of the macaron is dry. You may test by gently touching it. Once it does not stick, it is ready for the oven.
- Bake the macarons for 15 mins. Depending on your oven, you may adjust.
- Once they are baked, remove from oven and wait for it to COMPLETELY COOL DOWN before you attempt to remove from the mould.
- Pipe filling and leave in fridge overnight. This is important step for the enjoyment to the max. Cheers!