• Recipe difficulty: Medium
  • Vegetarian
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  • Serves: Up to 10 people
  • Recipe course: Desserts

This recipe for light and delicious macarons is perfect to give as a gift or as a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 
20 minutes

Serves: 
20 macarons

Equipment: 
2 baking trays, piping bag 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Attach the Whisk, add the egg whites and vanilla extract and whisk on a high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Turn the machine to a slow speed and gradually add the caster and icing sugars.
  4. Remove the Whisk and attach the Creaming Beater or Folding tool. On a slow speed, fold in the ground almonds
  5. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag.  Pipe out 3cm discs of the mixture onto the tray, leaving a couple of centimetres between each one. Tap the tray hard on the work surface to help prevent the tops from cracking.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until they come away easily from the baking paper.
  7. Allow to cool for ten minutes. 
  8. While the macaroons are cooling, attach the Creaming Beater and add the mascarpone, melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Mix on a high speed until combined.
  9. Carefully remove the macaroons from the baking paper and sandwich together with the chocolate filling. Serve.

Ingredients

For the Macarons: 

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 140g ground almonds


For the filling:

  • 100g mascarpone
  • 100g melted chocolate
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder 

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