Macarons, Napoléon Bonaparte and Life

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

I am entering my kitchen like Napoleon Bonaparte.

Ready for war.

The macarons war.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

And today, my dear, hardworking baking nation, we are going to win.

Like you never seen before.

And if you still have doubts in your head, stop thinking.


Thinking is overrated.

Just remember, you are a soldier.

And I am your leader, Napoleon Bonaparte.

So, let’s win this macarons war. Together.

In order to win your first step is to believe.

BELIEVE!

Your second step is shopping.

Please, be sure you have all ingredients listed below.

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the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

Shopping List

  • egg whites, icing and regular sugar
  • almond flour
  • food color
  • heavy cream, chocolate, Nutella, rum

Equipment

-digital scale for measuring (MUST HAVE)

-food processor

-electric coffee grinder

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder

-2 baking sheet

-kitchen aid mixer

ACTION TIME-Making Macarons

Ingredients

75 gr almonds (about 1/2 cup)

117 gr icing sugar (1 cup + 1/8 cup)

2 large egg whites, organic and room temperature

53 gr regular sugar (1/4 cup)

Instructions

Place almond in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.

Add icing sugar and process for about 2 minutes.

Then sift the mixture to remove any lumps.

If you have any large pieces, grind them using the electric coffee grinder.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder

Sift twice the almond mixture.

the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-sift twice
the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-sift twice

Mix 2 egg whites and regular sugar by hand to combine.

Using a KitchenAid mixer mix egg whites and sugar for 2 minutes using speed 4.

After 2 minutes, increase speed to 6 and mix 2 minutes.

Again, after 2 minutes, increase speed to 8 and mix for 2 minutes.

Add pink color and mix 30 seconds at high speed.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add pink food colou

Next step is very, very important.

Add 1/2 almond flour mixture and mix using a spatula.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add almond flour
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add almond flour

Folding: Cut through the meringue and then fold up and over.

Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.

Add second half of the almond flour mixture and fold using the method above.

Now, the most important question is:

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO FOLD?

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add almond flour and mix until batter flows like lava

You need to fold until batter flows like lava.

If this answer is confusing, just check the videos of lava or just check lava cakes.

You need to get feeling of your final product.

Another answer is that the batter will fall back into the bowl in a thick ribbon.

Next step is to scoop batter into bag about 2/3 full.

Twist off the top and pipe macarons into desired size.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-pipe macarons into desired size
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-pipe macarons into desired size

Slam or tap your pan 3 times against the counter to release air bubbles.

Let the macarons sit at room temperature for about 45 to 60 minutes.

Macarons will form top skin.

You will be able to touch them and they will not stick to your finger.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake macarons for 11 minutes or just test them.

When you touch the top macarons and they are not moving, it is done.

Remove from the oven and cool.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked macarons at 350 F
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked macarons at 350 F

Nutella Chocolate Filling

Ingredients

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 oz semi sweet chocolate

1 tsp butter

5 TBSP Nutella

1/2 tsp rum

Instructions

Finely chop chocolate. Set aside.

Heat the heavy cream until almost boiled and add chopped chocolate, butter.

Stir to combine.

Stir in 5 TBSP Nutella and rum.

Cool it.

Assembly Line

Take 2 cookies and sandwich them together with Nutella Chocolate Filling.

These cookies need to mature for a day or two.

Or you can eat them immediately.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

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Macarons, Napoléon Bonaparte and Life
 
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Believe and it will happen!
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Recipe type: Desserts
Ingredients
  • 75 gr almonds (about ½ cup)
  • 117 gr icing sugar (1 cup + ⅛ cup)
  • 2 large egg whites, organic and room temperature
  • 53 gr regular sugar (1/4 cup)
  • ------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Nutella Chocolate Filling
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 5 TBSP Nutella
  • ½ tsp rum
Instructions
  1. Place almond in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.
  2. Add icing sugar and process for about 2 minutes.
  3. Then sift the mixture to remove any lumps.
  4. If you have any large pieces, grind them using the electric coffee grinder.
  5. Sift twice the almond mixture.
  6. Mix 2 egg whites and regular sugar by hand to combine.
  7. Using a KitchenAid mixer mix egg whites and sugar for 2 minutes using speed 4.
  8. After 2 minutes, increase speed to 6 and mix 2 minutes.
  9. Again, after 2 minutes, increase speed to 8 and mix for 2 minutes.
  10. Add pink color and mix 30 seconds at high speed.
  11. Next step is very, very important.
  12. Add ½ almond flour mixture and mix using a spatula.
  13. Folding: Cut through the meringue and then fold up and over.
  14. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  15. Add second half of the almond flour mixture and fold using the method above.
  16. Now, the most important question is:
  17. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO FOLD?
  18. You need to fold until batter flows like lava.
  19. If this answer is confusing, just check the videos of lava or just check lava cakes.
  20. You need to get feeling of your final product.
  21. Another answer is that the batter will fall back into the bowl in a thick ribbon.
  22. Next step is to scoop batter into bag about ⅔ full.
  23. Twist off the top and pipe macarons into desired size.
  24. Slam or tap your pan 3 times against the counter to release air bubbles.
  25. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for about 45 to 60 minutes.
  26. Macarons will form top skin.
  27. You will be able to touch them and they will not stick to your finger.
  28. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  29. Bake macarons for 11 minutes or just test them.
  30. When you touch the top macarons and they are not moving, it is done.
  31. Remove from the oven and cool.
  32. -------------------------------------------------------------
  33. Nutella Chocolate Filling
  34. /4 cup heavy cream
  35. oz semi sweet chocolate
  36. tsp butter
  37. TBSP Nutella
  38. /2 tsp rum
  39. Finely chop chocolate. Set aside.
  40. Heat the heavy cream until almost boiled and add chopped chocolate, butter.
  41. Stir to combine.
  42. Stir in 5 TBSP Nutella and rum.
  43. Cool it.
  44. Assembly Line
  45. Take 2 cookies and sandwich them together with Nutella Chocolate Filling.
  46. These cookies need to mature for a day or two.
  47. Or you can eat them immediately.

 

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

 

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IMPORTANT!

digital scale for measuring

-Practice, practice and practice

Please, please use grams when measuring for this recipe(very important)

-electrical coffee grinder

-BELIEVE!

They say, macarons are a light as a feather …. and it is your turn now.

Take a little time and enjoy this recipe.

And don’t be afraid …to be YOU!

“Be a Macaron in a Cookie Cutter World”

BTW, thank you to for your amazing leadership my dear French friend, Napoléon Bonaparte!

We won!

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3 thoughts on “Macarons, Napoléon Bonaparte and Life”

  1. Wow,
    I love,love macarons.
    And I can’t tell you how much money I spend on them.
    BTW, I love your recipe.
    The pictures are A+.
    This recipe is no my list “to try”.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  2. I made so many times macarons….
    and I can’t tell you how much money I spent.
    It was always and I will say again, the disaster.
    Always.
    Your recipe will be my last try.
    Did you age the eggs? If you did for how long?

    Reply
    • Hi Katie,
      No, I did not age the eggs.
      I left egg whites on the counter in my kitchen.(for about 5 hours)
      Thank you for visiting 5starcookies.com

      Reply

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