Sweets and desserts are the best way to end your day on a good note. They not only ignite the taste buds but also add sweetness to your boring day. So, nothing could be better than beating your monday blues with macarons, the delicious french dessert. If you are already salivating, then read further to know how to make them at home.
33 grams – Caster sugar
55 grams – Icing sugar
55 grams – Almond flour
37.5 grams – Aquafaba
*Before we proceed on how to make macarons, let us introduce you to aquafaba, which is essentially the liquid leftover after cooking chickpeas. It has a gelatin-like consistency. In order to make it, soak chickpeas in water overnight, and pressure cook them next morning. Cook them well and transfer it to a bowl.
*Let it cool down for 10-12 hours in the refrigerator, to get a gelatin-like consistency.
*Next, sift the almond flour and caster sugar into a bowl. Take another bowl and whisk aquafaba. Soon, it will become a thick foamy mixture. Add caster sugar and increase the speed of the whisker. Once it forms stiff peaks, stop.
*Now add the food colour of your choice. Whisk again so that the colour mixes well. Add the almond flour and caster sugar mixture into the bowl and mix again using a spatula. But, do not mix it thoroughly as it could lead to broken macarons.
*Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a round tip. Then pipe it on a silicone baking mat at 90-degrees.
*Once done, let it rest for 15 minutes and then microwave it at 140-degree Celcius for 3-4 minutes.
*Finally, top it with chocolate ganache. Spread it in-between two macaron shells. Enjoy!