May 22, 2012

Chocolate Macaroon

There are egg whites from kitty blueberry icecream in the fridge, at first I wanted to make steamed brownies but turns out it’s not enough.  I checked my pantry what baking ingredients I have and I remembered that I bought toasted almond 2 weeks ago, so I decided to make Chocolate Macaroon. I grind the almond using chopper and shift it.
I used the recipe I found in the internet to make the macaroon and I forgot  the source. Pardon me..

Chocolate French Macarons

90 gr egg white
30 gr
granulated sugar
200 gr
confectioner sugar
110 gr
almond powder
1 t
sp cocoa powder

1.         Mix the confectioner sugar, almond powder and cocoa powder in the food processor or using spatula until well mixed
2.       In a large clean, dry bowl whip egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Increase the speed to high and gradually add granulated sugar. Continue to whip to stiff peaks—the whites should be firm and shiny.
3.       Add the dry ingredients to the whipped egg white and stir it gently not more than 50 times.  
4.       Fit a piping bag with a 3/8-inch (1 cm) round tip. Pipe the batter onto the baking sheets, in the previously drawn circles. Tap the underside of the baking sheet to remove air bubbles. Let dry at room temperature for 1 or 2 hours to allow skins to form.
5.       Bake, in a 140 C oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door slightly ajar, and rotate the baking sheet after 5 minutes for even baking.
6.       Remove macarons from oven and transfer parchment to a cooling rack. When cool, slide a metal offset spatula or pairing knife underneath the macaron to remove from parchment.
7.       Pair macarons of similar size, and pipe about 1/2 tsp of the filling onto one of the macarons. Sandwich macarons, and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend together. Bring back to room temperature before serving.

For the fillings, I used Dark Premium Chocolate Cream Ganache or you can use Nutella. 

I gave some to Elaine's teacher at school because we couldn't finish all of them. She made comment in my Facebook account, that she loves it. So happy to hear that. ^^

1 comment:

  1. ooh..they looks lovely.. wish you have the step by step pic, i really want to try to make the macaroons..