Chocolate Macarons

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Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons

I have to admit… I am not usually a fan of “French patisserie,” not at all because I don’t like it, but rather because it generally involves a lot of precision, patience and “delicate-ness” – three things of which I don’t really do well, but to be a well rounded cook, I thought I couldn’t neglect this French traditional treat (based of course on a traditional french recipe)

Ingredients

  • 100gm of Almonds meal
  • 150gm of Icing sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 50 gm of caster sugar
  • 50 gm of chocolate
  • 50ml of cream

Method

  1.  Mix together the icing sugar and almond meal
  2. Beat egg whites until soft  peaks forms and mix, add the sugar in three times, then add the cocoa powder
  3. Gradually add the eggs to the almond and icing sugar powder mix and mix with a spatular until smooth
  4. Next place small, equal spoonfuls of the mix onto a macaron tray (or else baking paper, but make sure they are all equal and placed at equal distances apart)
  5. Leave them for 30 mins before placing in the oven (see what I mean about patience! But this step is very important)
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C
  7. After the 30 min have passed, bake for 20 min and let cool before taking off the try
  8. Bon appétit!

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