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Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts.

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons anyone!?

How adorable are these?

Perfect pretty gift.

These pretty patisseries are very fashionable at the moment but can be very expensive to buy, so why not make your own and give as a gift in a recycled box lined with non-stick baking paper and a lacy paper doily tied with ribbon.Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

Makes 20

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Standing time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20-22 minutes

How To Make Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: 

What You Need:

Macaroons:

 

To Finish:

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade GiftsBlackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 140oC/275oF/Gas Mark 1.
  2. Line 3 baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Grind the icing sugar and ground almonds to a fine powder in a food processor or liquidiser then press through a sieve.
  4. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they form moist peaks then gradually whisk the caster sugar in a little at a time.
  5. Whisk for 2 minutes until the mixture is thick and glossy, then whisk in a few drops of violet or pink food colouring.
  6. Spoon half the icing sugar and ground almonds into the bowl then gently fold together.
  7. Add the remaining mixture and continue folding in until just mixed.
  8. Don’t over-fold or the mixture will go very runny and be difficult to pipe.
  9. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large plain tube and pipe 2.5cm (1 inch) rounds on the paper-lined trays.
  10. Give each baking sheet a sharp tap to ensure a good ‘foot’.
  11. You should make about 40.
  12. Leave to stand for 20 minutes for the macaroons to dry out.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the macaroons may be lifted easily off the paper.
  14. Leave to cool.

For The Filling:

  1. Puree the berries until smooth then press through a sieve.
  2. Beat the butter and icing sugar together in a food processor until smooth then gradually beat in 2 tbsp of the fruit puree.
  3. Use to sandwich the macaroons together in pairs.
  4. Arrange on a serving plate or in a pretty box.

Tips:

 

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts Recipe and photo credits Seasonal Berries

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Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts

 

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9 responses to “Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons: Perfect Homemade Gifts”

  1. Shona Wood says:

    They look gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. essentially curious says:

    Macaroons can be quite expensive to buy and these look as good as the really top notch ones like Laduree, must give the recipe a try.

  3. essentially curious says:

    Forgot to say I found you via the blog hop which I've now joined with my Lemon Layer Cake blog

  4. Kit @ i-lostinausten says:

    Love the sweet colors! Awesome 🙂

  5. Margarett Murphy says:

    Oooo they all look yummy !!!

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