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Easy French Macarons

Vegetarian • Gluten free • 1 hr to prepare • Makes 28

Refrigerated

4 Egg whites, large

Baking & Spices

1/4 tsp Almond extract
1 1/4 cups Almond meal
1 3/4 cups Confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1 Jam or other desired fillings
1/4 tsp Salt
Martha Stewart Living
Martha Stewart Living • 35 weeks ago

Easy French Macarons Recipe

  • Deanna Davis
    Deanna Davis • 35 weeks ago

    This recipe really underestimates the time involved. The setting time for macarons is at least 90 minutes. Mine collapsed last year when I attempted it using these timings.

  • Louisa Smith
    Louisa Smith • 35 weeks ago

    I make these professionally. There's no need to let them set for 90 minutes. Mine set for about 15-30, and I've baked them without letting them set before, when pressed for time. However, this recipe is basically useless because it relies on volume measurements, not weight. Macarons are fussy. If you want to make them, you must have a scale, and use a recipe based on weight for all ingredients.

  • Deanna Davis
    Deanna Davis • 35 weeks ago

    Louisa - is there a recipe you'd recommend? I'd like to try this again.

  • Louisa Smith
    Louisa Smith • 34 weeks ago

    Try the recipe in this post: http://notsohumblepie.blogs... The real trick is in learning exactly what consistency you're aiming for. It's easy to overmix, so be conservative.

  • Deanna Davis
    Deanna Davis • 34 weeks ago

    Looks like a great one - I've pinned it :)