Irresistible French Macarons Recipe

Dish recipes: Macarons
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French macarons are delicate, colorful confections that are as beautiful as they are delicious. With a crisp shell and a soft, chewy interior, these almond meringue cookies are filled with an array of flavorful creams and ganaches. Perfect for any occasion, making macarons at home can be a fun and rewarding culinary adventure.


1 cup (0.2 kg) almond flour

1 3/4 cups (0.2 kg) powdered sugar

3 large egg whites (approximately 0.1 kg)

1/4 cup (0.05 kg) granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon (0.00125 kg) cream of tartar

Food coloring (optional)

1/2 cup (0.12 liters) heavy cream

8 oz (0.23 kg) white chocolate, finely chopped


Prepare the Ingredients:

Sift the almond flour and powdered sugar together into a large bowl. This ensures a smooth, lump-free mixture.

Make the Meringue:

In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until they become frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue to whisk. Gradually add the granulated sugar, whisking until stiff peaks form. If using food coloring, add a few drops during this stage and mix until well combined.

Fold the Dry Ingredients:

Gently fold the sifted almond flour and powdered sugar into the meringue. Use a spatula to combine the mixture until it flows like lava. Be careful not to overmix or undermix; the batter should form ribbons when lifted.

Pipe the Macarons:

Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe small circles (about 1.5 inches in diameter) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Tap the baking sheet firmly on the counter to release any air bubbles. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes until a skin forms on the surface.

Bake the Macarons:

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Bake the macarons for 15-18 minutes, or until they have risen and the tops are firm. Let them cool completely on the baking sheet.

Prepare the Filling:

Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chopped white chocolate and let it sit for a minute. Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Allow the ganache to cool until it thickens enough to pipe.

Assemble the Macarons:

Match up the macaron shells by size. Pipe a small amount of ganache onto the flat side of one shell and sandwich it with another. Repeat with the remaining macarons.


Macarons are best enjoyed the day after assembling, allowing the flavors to meld and the shells to soften slightly. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving.

Creating homemade macarons can be a delightful challenge that results in a batch of exquisite, melt-in-your-mouth treats. These French delicacies are perfect for special occasions or simply indulging in a sweet treat.