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Hello everyone, I hope you are all well! Yesterday I made these delicious vanilla macarons.

Many people think it’s difficult to make macarons, but it’s really not that hard. I hope this step-by-step recipe can be helpful for some of you.

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Vanilla Macarons

  • 2 tablespoons (35 g) regular sugar
  • 4 1/4 oz. (120 g) egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (150 g) regular sugar, for the syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) water, for the syrup
  • 1 1/3 cup (150 g) finely ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup (150 g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out

Put the ground almonds, powdered sugar and the seeds from the vanilla bean into a bowl and stir to mix.

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Add half the egg whites and stir to make a paste.

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Set aside.

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In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and water for the sugar syrup. Heat until the temperature reaches 245 ˚F (118 ˚C).

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Put the other half of the egg whites into a bowl and whisk until frothy, add the 2 tablespoons of sugar and whisk until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

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When the sugar syrup is 245 ˚F (118 ˚C), carefully pour it into the meringue mixture, whisking until the mixture becomes quite stiff and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

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Carefully fold the almond paste into the meringue with a spatula.

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Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large Wilton 1A tip. With the bag held vertically, pipe 1 ½-inch (4 cm) flat circles onto the lined tray.

Leave to stand for at least 1-2 hours.

Bake in a 320 ˚F (160 ˚C) oven for about 12 minutes.

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I always bake macarons on top of another (empty) baking tray, I do this to prevent the macarons from cracking.

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These macarons were done after 13-14 minutes.

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These vanilla macarons have a vanilla cream cheese filling, here is the recipe:

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Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 g) Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 g) white chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) finely ground almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix for 30 seconds.

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Done!

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I sandwiched together the macaroons with the cream cheese frosting.

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If you don’t like cream cheese you can use chocolate or jam as a filling instead.

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Happy baking everyone!

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Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Hugs from me to you.

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