Macarons

These sugary treats are the perfect afternoon tea snack!

Ingredients


  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tblsp caster sugar
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 120 g ground almonds
  • food colouring of your choice

Method

  1. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in the caster sugar and food colouring.
  3. Fold in sifted icing sugar and ground almonds.
  4. Spoon mixture into large piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm plain tube and pipe 30 small macaroons onto the trays.
  5. Tap the trays on the work surface to allow the macaroons to spread slightly. Dust with icing sugar.
  6. Bake macarons in a preheated oven at 130°C for 20 mins. Allow to cool for 5 mins and then transfer to wire rack.
  7. The macarons can be eaten on their own, or sandwiched together with chocolate spread.




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