Homemade French Macrons

Translation: Samar Yahya

French macrons, which spread around the world in most occasions and are distinguished by their bright colours and delicious taste, could be simply made at home.


1 cup icing sugar

2 Egg whites

3/4 cup ground almond

1/4 cup sugar

A pinch of salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

A drop of blue edible food colour

* For filling:

1 cup chocolate

1/ 2 cup cream

1 tbsp butter

How to prepare:

– Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.

– Sift the icing sugar and the ground almonds.

– Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt, then add sugar, vanilla and food colour and continue for 3 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the almond mixture and continue until all ingredients mix together.

– Place the mixture in the icing bag and pour little of the mixture on the baking sheet making small circles.

– Wet your fingers with little water and press each circle a little to get flat surface.

– Put in the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat and leave for another 3 minutes.

Get out of the oven and leave it to cool

* To prepare the filling *

– Heat the cream until it is about to boil. Pour over the chocolate pieces and stir well.

– Add the butter and leave the mixture to cool down and then put in the icing bag.

– Put a small amount of chocolate on top of each macron then close with another macron.

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