A soft and brittle macaroon shell, garnished with apricot jam and dried apricot dice infused in a ligth syrup.
IngredientsRecipe for 25 macarons
For the macarons shells
Red food coloring
Yellow food coloring
For the garnish
Preparation time: 45 min
Preheat your four at 295 °F
- Shells preparationThe day before, separate the whites from the yolks and keep the whites at room temperature in an airtight container. In the cutter, put the almond powder and the icing sugar, mix it for a minute and pass it through a sieve. In the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer begin whipping the egg whites with a pinch of salt. Whip them until they get fluffy and start detaching from the sides of the bowl. At this stage add in the sugar and continue whipping for a few minutes until it thickens and gets shiny.Combine the egg whites with the remaining dry ingredients by folding it with a spatula. Mix a little bit more rapidly in the end until you get a smooth, almost toothpaste like, texture. Fill a pastry bag lined with a small plain tip with this mixture. Pipe the mix into little discs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dry for 5 to 10 minutes and then bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- For the apricot garnishMake a syrup with sugar and water. Place dried apricots in the syrup and turn off the heat and let them rehydrate. Remove the apricots from the syrup and cut into small dice. Mix the jam with the apricot dice. To soften the mixture, add a little syrup.
- To garnish your macaroonsCool the shells completely, put some apricot filling on one of the shells and close with a second shell.
Always keep your macaroons in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you eat them the same day, or freeze it you plan to enjoy them later.