Nutella Filled Macaroons

ohsams
Posted on 12/22/2008 by ohsams
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it was my first time making macaroons and to say i was nervous is a under statement. macaroons have a notorious reputation for being difficult to make, but since the greed in me was too over powering, i thought i would give it a go.

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measure out 100g of ground almonds and mix in with 100g of icing sugar

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into 50g of egg whites put in your choice of food colouring (i wanted to make chocolate macaroons, so i added 2 tsp of cocoa powder into the almond and sugar mixture) beat with 130g of caster sugar until mixture becomes stiff. add the almond mixture and whisk until you get a smooth texture.

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fill a piping bag with the mixture and pipe on to a baking tray with parchment paper (with preferably nicer and even looking blobs than mine)

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put in the oven at 150c, say a silent pray and keep watch. it should take roughly 15 minutes, but as all ovens are different you should take that into consideration.

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rising. i saw a crack on top of one of them and took that as a sign to take them out. i should not have done that. i should have given it another 3-4 minutes. doh.

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HOLY MACAROONS!

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pipe on the nutella and sandwich together. put into fridge to set.

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et voila!


despite it not being as perfect as i would have liked, for a first attempt i dont think it was that bad. it was crisp, fudgy and everything a macaroon should be... apart from ugly :(
trunks_07 22nd-Dec-2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I think they look great for a first attempt! Keep trying :)
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:33 am (UTC)
thanks! i will :)
rapunzelita 22nd-Dec-2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
They don't look ugly! Sure, they're a bit flat, but they look amazing nonetheless! And delicious. Hmmm, macaroons.
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:34 am (UTC)
thank you! yes they are flat and ugly but youre right they did taste pretty good
saline_queen 22nd-Dec-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
these are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

I want to make these SO bad!!! I've never had a french macaroon and want one so badly! But, I am terrified I will screw them up somehow lol!
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:34 am (UTC)
thank you! i was the same, but if first you dont succeed...
casrion 22nd-Dec-2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
omg nutella :') they look really yummy and beautiful
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:35 am (UTC)
nutella makes everything good :)
abbyb1 22nd-Dec-2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Who cares that they're not perfect? They still look delicious!
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:35 am (UTC)
thank you!
amyxox 22nd-Dec-2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
They look amazing, I will be trying them! xox
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:36 am (UTC)
thank you! i hope yours turn out better!
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:36 am (UTC)
dont that just suck?!
fridge_buzz_now 23rd-Dec-2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Those look amazing!!
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:36 am (UTC)
thank you :)
si_anenome 23rd-Dec-2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh YEAH! Yum!
ohsams 23rd-Dec-2008 06:36 am (UTC)
haha thanks!
__girlonthemoon 23rd-Dec-2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I am so giving these a try for Boxing day! :D
lover_lolita 23rd-Dec-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
I just had a very... erm... inappropriate but totally called for reaction to this, if you catch my drift. ;)
totally_lewd 23rd-Dec-2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
i made chocolate macaroons for the first time the other day too!! i filled mine with mint icing though...but nutella is going to be next! that sounds delicious!

i followed this recipe http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2005/10/french_chocolat.html exactly. sounds very similar to yours and i bet you are right about just taking them out of the oven too early. but that recipe was very easy and turned out very good if you feel like trying macaroons again!!
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