Thursday, February 21, 2013

French Macarons Not Successful – Baking Partners Challenge # 7

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

I would like to thank Swathi, Reshmi, Julie, Priya and all other Baking Partners.

Almond meal – ¾ cup / 75 Gms
Icing Sugar – 1 cup / 125 Gms
Egg whites – 2 large eggs aged
Cream of tartar / salt – ¼ tsp
Superfine sugar – 1 Tsp plus 1 Tsp / 20 Gms


For eggs
  1. Separate the egg whites and egg yolks.
  2. I kept egg white in a bowl covered with a tissue paper for 3 to 4 days.
  3. Before baking, I kept my eggs outside for 2 hours.

Preparation of almond meal
  1. I soaked almonds in water for 1-2 hrs and remove the skins.
  2. And spread on a paper napkin for 1 or 2 days.
  3. Grind into fine powder and sieved them twice.
  4. Pulse confectioner’s sugar and almond flour in a food processor. Sift mixture for 2 times.
  1. Whisk whites with a mixer on medium speed until foamy.
  2. Add cream of tartar or salt, and whisk until soft peaks form.
  3. Reduce speed to low, and then add superfine sugar.
  4. Add sugar little by little and make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Increase speed to high, and whisk until stiff peaks forms, about 8 minutes.
  6. Sift flour over egg whites, and fold until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  7. Transfer the batter to a pastry bag or ziploc bag fitted with a ½ inch plain round tip.
  8. Pipe the batter onto baking tray about 1 inch size. Tap it.
  9. Let it stand for 30 – 60 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 3750C. Reduce to 3000C. Bake for 15 mins.
  11. Let macarons cool on tray for 2 mins and then transfer to a wire rack
  12. Sandwich 2 same size macarons with 1 tsp filling.
  13. Serve immediately or freeze for upto 3 months.

Buttercream Filling


Confectioner's sugar – 1 cup
Unsalted butter –½ cup 
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Milk – 1 Tsp
Blue colour


  1. In a bowl cream butter with electric mixer.
  2. Add sugar at a time, beating well on low speed for 2 mins.
  3. Add vanilla, milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Cover the bowl, keep it aside.
Linking to Baking Partners by Swathi. 



  1. Love the colorful filling inside and so happy that they have feet and hold shape.. which is great... thanks for the credit dear, I feel so happy thank you

  2. Good attempt dear,next time u'll surely get it right..great job!

  3. Good attempt dear. Loved the blue color filling. u will get it right next time

  4. Dont worry dear.....i love tht color combination.....

  5. Loved the filling color... So inviting..

  6. nice attempt even me too tried this,but due to power cut it did not came out properly:(

  7. great attempt dear, at least u made an effort to try im still chickening out...

  8. This is what I dread about macarons as well.. :(

  9. bno bneed worry happebns.try agaibn vth fl of ebnergy nb hope.vl sure vl success...n these also luks yummy

  10. Not worry Shailaja, macarons, needs some trials, you are going to master it one day.

  11. it doesn't look dat bad shailaja... in fact they look cute... :)

  12. They look okay really.... and I'm sure they tasted wonderful :) Well done on a tricky recipe. Everyone I know who has made them had to practice a lot!


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