08 April 2013

Recipe | How To Make French Macarons

How To Make French Macarons (Macaroons)


2 eggs
1-cup of Icing Sugar
70g Ground Almonds
1/4 cup Caster Suger
Food Colouring

Macaron Recipe Directions

1) Heat up the oven to 165
° (fan bake). Separate your egg whites in a bowl and whisk until stiff. Add 1/4 cup of caster sugar to the mix and continue to beat. Add a teaspoon of food coloring of your choice to the mixture.

2) In a separate bowl measure out a cup of icing sugar and sieve into a large mixing bowl. 

Sieve in a 3/4 cup of ground almonds.

3) Combine the two mixtures together with a spatular and mix well together. Take out a large flat baking pan and place a sheet of baking paper on it. Spoon half a teaspoon of mixture in circles onto your baking tray until baking sheet is covered in macaron mixture. 

4) PS: (here comes the secret) Once you have places all the mixture onto the tray, hold the baking paper firm on either sides and ‘bang’ the tray onto a flat surface. This gives the macarons a ‘foot’ when baked and creates the perfect smooth shape. 

5) Bake the mixture for 10 - 15min. Your macaron should have a hard shell and a soft center. Leave your macarons on a cooling rack to cool down. 

Butter Cream Frosting

2/4 cup softened unsalted butter 1 cup confectionery sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/4 cup fruit sweetened jam 
food colouring

Beat softened butter until smooth and fluffy.  Add sugar and beat until combined with butter about 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and milk, beat frosting for about 7 – 8 minutes.  Beat in the jam until well combined.  Using a toothpick, mix in just a small amount of the food coloring. (Continue to add food coloring in small amounts until the right color is achieved.) 


  1. Yours look pretty perfect!
    I'll have to try it out sometime


  2. Just found your blog. Love it!!!


  3. thanks! I'm sharing this to my sister. :)

  4. did you meant 2/4 (or half) a cup of sugar on the filling or something else?

  5. what amount of milk on the frosting?


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