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Pretty Pink French Macarons

Pretty Pink French Macarons
Credits May Hock

Pretty in pink! Great for baby shower themed party..so cute and delicious too.

Pretty Pink French Macarons

INGREDIENTS:

For the macarons:
1 cup almond flour
2 cups icing sugar
3 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar (granulated)
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt (or a pinch)
drops of red gel food color

For the filling:
3 tbsp. fresh pure raspberry juice, (alternatively any red colored juice)
1/4 cup salted butter
3/4 cup icing sugar

Note:
You can choose any filling as desired. If you want a white macaron just omit the gel food colouring.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. For the macarons: In a mixing bowl, sift the almond flour and the icing sugar. Mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, granulated sugar and drop of red gel food coloring (using an electric mixer) until it forms a peak.
  3. Combine the two (2) mixtures, the mixture #1 and mixture #2. Just use a spatula. Fold gently until just combined.
  4. Place the mixture in an icing bag or pastry bag.
  5. Pipe out 1 inch rounds on the baking tray with a baking paper. (Gently tap the tray 3 times with the macarons on it, to release the air inside the macarons.)
  6. Let them sit out for 20-30 mins, or up to an hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius.
  8. Bake the macarons for 18-20 minutes. (Just keep an eye on it, so it doesn’t toast or burn. All ovens bake differently!)
  9. Remove the tray from the oven. Let it cool down before removing the macarons from the tray.
  10. For the filling: In a mixing bowl, mix the softened butter, icing sugar and the raspberry juice. Then set aside.
  11. Get a pair of cooled macarons, put the filling in between. And you’re done!
  12. Share and happy eating!
Pretty Pink French Macarons
Credits May Hock

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