Greek Style Macarons
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweets
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Fusion
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Filling
  • 250 ml / 8.5 fl oz. water
  • 8 gr. / 1 ½ tsp pectin
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Scant ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Scant ¼ tsp ground cloves
For the Macarons
  • 154 gr. / 5.5 oz. caster sugar
  • 70 gr. / 2.5 oz. almond flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 40 gr. / 1.5 oz. granulated sugar
  • Food color
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Filling
  1. One day before you make the filling.
  2. In a pot add the water, sugar and spices and bring to boil.
  3. Add the pectin and whisk to dissolve completely.
  4. Remove from fire let it cool and refrigerate to stabilize.
For the Macarons
  1. Shift the almond flour along with the caster sugar at least twice.
  2. In your stand mixer add the egg whites and whisk.
  3. When they start to form soft peaks add the granulated sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks are formed.
  4. Remove and throw the flour/sugar mixture into the meringue.
  5. With a spatula mix until the batter has the texture of the lava, not too runny not to steady.
  6. Divide the mixture in two different batches and add food coloring.
  7. I added 6 drops of red and 6 drops of blue color.
  8. Take pan and put a silicon rack on top either a special on for macarons or a simple one for cookies.
  9. With a piping bag pour enough batter to form circles of 4 cm / 1.5 in. leaving a distance among them of 1 cm / 0.5 in.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C/300°F for about 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven, let them cool and take them off the silicone.
  12. With a piping bag add the filling to half of them and cover them with the rest half.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/greek-style-macarons/