Super-Easy Almond Macaroons by Joanna Carroll

Super-Easy Almond Macaroons by Joanna Carroll

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Posted by Competition Entrant on 10/11/2013

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  • Serves: Up to 10 people

Ingredients

2 medium egg whites
225g caster sugar
125g ground almonds
¼ tsp almond extract
Nuts to decorate – blanched almonds or pistachios look pretty 

Entered by Joanna Carroll on 10/11/2013

This recipe was passed on from my late Granny Donna, who used to make these macaroons every time we visited. She had a whole collection of hand-written recipes which I have kept, and I turned to this recipe when I started my blog www.whatjoannaate.com last year. She inspired me to start baking, so it was a very fitting first blog post.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C).  
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a squeaky clean bowl until they reach stiff peaks (should be stiff enough to stand up on their own in the bowl).  
  3. Gradually fold in the sugar, and then gently stir in the ground almonds and almond extract to make a paste.
  4. Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined baking sheet, with enough space for them to spread out, then decorate with your chosen nuts.  
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for around 12-14 minutes, until the macaroons are just golden.  
  6. Leave to cool a little on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Ingredients

2 medium egg whites
225g caster sugar
125g ground almonds
¼ tsp almond extract
Nuts to decorate – blanched almonds or pistachios look pretty 

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