I often see and taste this wonderful dessert called French Macarons, and always wonder what it’s made of. Well, I did some research, and a macaron is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing, sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with butter cream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word “Maccarone” or “Maccherone” (Wikipedia). Now, the question is, why did the French claim it as theirs?
I love to make these French macarons as a staple in my favorite dessert creations. I make them mildly moist, giving them that melt in your mouth goodness. It seems so easy to make this dessert, but takes skill to make it perfect.
Here are some of my personal tips on making your Ultimate French Macaron:
1) Keep an eye on your macarons to avoid browning them. If your oven is too hot, your macarons can crack. Open your oven with a wooden spoon to cool down the macarons.
2) Invest on a good oven thermometer. Undercooked macarons will end up hollow or deflated after cooking.
3) Use a good baking sheet. If your baking sheet is too thin, the macarons won’t bake evenly or correctly.
4) Keep your kitchen nice, cool and dry. If the air is too moist, it can flatten your macarons.
5) Time manage and organize your kitchen. You might want to separate your eggs in advance. Have everything you need in place so you don’t have any reason to slow down once the eggs are whipped.
I prefer my French macarons served with hot camomille tea or peppermint tea to bring out the sweetness of these delectable treats.
Now I know why the French made this blissful sweets their own.
Powered by Facebook Comments