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Chocolate Cookies Macarons

Chocolate Meringues “S” Shape

Chocolate Meringues

Ingredients

175 g sugar
62 g water
75 g egg whites
37 g sugar
112 g couverture, finely chopped

Directions:

Draw 2 times 2 lines of approx. 10 cm distance each lengthwise on a baking paper with a distance of 3 cm. (This template makes piping so much easier. Thank me later 😉)

Beat egg whites with sugar until soft peaks.
Meanwhile cook sugar syrup to 120 degrees.
Slowly pour in your hot syrup. Make sure the syrup doesn’t touch the Whisk. It’ll crystalize and gets hard. You can’t use the meringue if this happens!
Beat until stiff peaks.
Add your couverture into your warm meringue and fold chocolate in just until the chocolate is covered with the warm meringue. Wait for about 5 minutes until the chocolate melted.
Now gently fold your mixture until it’s well combined. Fold it as little as possible.
Pour the chocolate meringue into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe “S” shape.

Bake at 165 degrees with a slightly opened oven door for about 15 minutes. (You can use a wooden spoon for that.)

Let them cool.

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Macarons

Ruby Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons (Swiss Method)

Macaron shells (Swiss Method)

Ingredients

62 g ground almonds
62 g icing sugar
60 g egg white
62 g sugar
4 g raspberry powder
1 pinch salt

Directions:

Finely grind icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor for approx. 15 seconds. Then pass through a sieve.
Dry the almond sugar mixture in the oven at 100 degrees for 30 minutes. (Macarons do not like moisture. You can do this one day before) Only use the almond sugar mixture after it has cooled down completely.
Beat the egg white and sugar over a water bath until it reaches 45 degrees. Or until dissolves.
Pour the mixture into the hand mixer, KitchenAid or whatever you have.
Add salt and beat at the highest speed for 5-8 minutes. (Till stiff peaks form)
If you want the macarons to be colored, you can add food powder and stir in briefly.
With a spatula fold in half of your almond mixture and raspberry powder.
Mix them together until they are combined.
Add the rest of the almonds and mix again.
Now fold the mixture about 30 times with a rubber scraper. (Right now,
the mixture is airy and fluffy. Of course, inside is a lot of air. But we don’t want the air anymore. Try to get rid of the air.)
The perfect mixture should flow like a band from the rubber scraper and shine. It is difficult to get the perfect consist. But with practice I’m sure you’ll be able to success.
Using a piping bag with a round shaped tip (size 10), pipe macarons onto baking paper. (Baking paper dries out the macaroon shells. With a silicone mat, the macaroon shells remain sticky.)
Leave to stand for 30-45 minutes. (The macarons form a skin, so they do not break while baking.)
Bake at 100-140°C for 14 minutes. Every oven is different. I bake my macarons at 110 degrees for about 10 minutes and then I bake them for another 5 minutes at 130 degrees. Bake for a maximum of two minutes longer. The macaroon shells will not separate from the baking paper until they have cooled down.

Raspberry Ruby Chocolate Ganache
Ingredients

12 g heavy cream
62 g raspberry puree
62 g Ruby chocolate
15 g butter

Directions:

Bring raspberry puree to a boil and pour it over Ruby chocolate.

Let it set for about 2 minutes.
Mix until well combined.
Add cold heavy cream.
Add soft butter and mix with an immersion blender.
Let it set for about an hour.
Pipe ganache onto your macaron shell.
Pipe some raspberry jam in the middle.
Place a macaron shell on top and you’re done!

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Cookies Macarons

Macarons – The Swiss Method


Ingredients

  • 105g egg white

  • 110g sugar

  • a pinch of salt

  • 140g ground almonds

  • 90g icing sugar

Directions

  • Finely grind icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor for approx. 15 seconds. Then pass through a sieve.
  • Dry the almond sugar mixture in the oven at 100 degrees for 30 minutes. (Macarons do not like moisture. You can do this one day before) Only use the almond sugar mixture after it has cooled down completely.Macarons Swiss Method Steps 1-2
  • Beat the egg white and sugar over a water bath until it reaches 45 degrees. Or until dissolves.
    Pour the mixture into the hand mixer, KitchenAid or whatever you have.  
  • Add salt and beat at the highest speed for 5-8 minutes. (Till stiff peaks form)
  • If you want the macarons to be colored, you can add food powder and stir in briefly. Liquid food coloring can change the consistency of the mixture.
  • Add the almond sugar mixture to the egg white-sugar mixture.
    Mix them together until they are combined.
  • Now fold the mixture about 30 times with a rubber scraper. (Right now, the mixture is airy and fluffy. Of course, inside is a lot of air. But we don’t want the air anymore. Try to get rid of the air.)

    This is called the macaronage. That means as much as: You fold the mixture until it has the perfect consistency. The perfect mixture should flow like a band from the rubber scraper and shine. It is difficult to get the perfect consist. But with practice I’m sure you’ll be able to success.
  • Use a piping bag with a round shaped tip (size 10) and pipe macarons onto baking paper. (Baking paper dries out the macaroon shells. With a silicone mat, the macaroon shells remain sticky.)
  • Leave to stand for 30-60 minutes. (The macarons form a skin, so they do not break while baking.)
  • Bake at 150°C for 12 minutes. Bake for a maximum of two minutes longer. The macaroon shells will not separate from the baking paper until they have cooled down.Macarons Swiss Method Steps 7-13

Fillings

  • Chocolate macarons: add a little dark cocoa powder.
    Filling: 70g cream, 80g dark couverture, 50g milk chocolate.
    Raspberry macarons: add red food powder.
    Filling: 70g raspberries, 70g butter soft, 50g icing sugar.
    Be as creative as you like with Macarons!