Anybody made macaroons

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  PurpleIvy on Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:52 pm

Macaroons are another trend. I'd like to have a go, but haven't done so far. Anyone else tried them?
avatar
PurpleIvy

Posts : 198
Join date : 2011-08-24
Location : North Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  flibsey on Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:30 pm

no. I only make traditional british (or jewish, or whatever) ones with almond and gooey centres and rice paper omnomnom. the family love them and they're great when sophie needs a protein burst like when she's growing.
avatar
flibsey

Posts : 506
Join date : 2011-09-02
Age : 34
Location : Basildon, Essex

Back to top Go down

Anybody made macaroons

Post  TP on Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:14 am

PurpleIvy wrote:Macaroons are another trend. I'd like to have a go, but haven't done so far. Anyone else tried them?

Macaroons there's a word you dont hear often.

_________________
avatar
TP

Posts : 1577
Join date : 2011-08-18
Age : 49
Location : at home!

Back to top Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  PurpleIvy on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:10 pm

flibsey wrote:no. I only make traditional british (or jewish, or whatever) ones with almond and gooey centres and rice paper omnomnom. the family love them and they're great when sophie needs a protein burst like when she's growing.

Any chance of a Flibtastic recipe then?
avatar
PurpleIvy

Posts : 198
Join date : 2011-08-24
Location : North Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  flibsey on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:39 pm

yep...

5 oz ground almonds
2 large egg whites (if they're very large you might need a bit more almondage)
5 oz white caster sugar
almond slices/marcona (blanched) almonds

preheat oven to 200 deg c
sprinkly a large, flat baking sheet with cornflour. do a couple of mm depth of cornflour.
lay rice paper over this.

beat eggs with a fork until foamy.
if you have one, stick your almonds into a food processor and blast. if not, just put them in a big bowl. add 1/4 of the egg mixture and process or beat well. i recommend doing this with a food processor, or electric whik. it's a bugger doing it by hand.
add 1/2 of the sugar and beat again. add 1/4 of the egg again, beat/blast. add rest of sugar and beat/ blast. add egg slowly until the dough is soft, but malleable. think warm plasticine. if its too wet, add more almonds. if it's too dry, more egg white.

make small balls and place 1.5" apart. dampen your fingers a little and press them to flatten slightly. pop an almond or an almond slice on the top.

put in oven and bake until *just* golden. it is imperative your oven is hot hot hot and that you check them regularly.
remove fro oven and allow to cool on the tray. once cool, lift off carefully. dust off the bottoms and pinch off excess rice paper.

if you can't find rice paper in supermarkets, try your local cake decorating shop.

Sophie loves these and they're amazing for recovering invalids who are trying to put on weight. they're high in sugar, but also incredibly high in protein. I have found though it depends on the weather as to whether they work or not! sometimes they end up a big flat mess, sometimes they go too hard. it's all just trial and error. but even when they mess up, they're still edible lol.
avatar
flibsey

Posts : 506
Join date : 2011-09-02
Age : 34
Location : Basildon, Essex

Back to top Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  TP on Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:18 am

We get these lovely macaroons from the Co-op called Mrs Crimbles.

_________________
avatar
TP

Posts : 1577
Join date : 2011-08-18
Age : 49
Location : at home!

Back to top Go down

Re: Anybody made macaroons

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum