CLASSIC FRENCH MACARON WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FILLING

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INGREDIENTS

MACARON SHELLS:

  • 3/Four cup almond flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 giant egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/Four cup granulated sugar
  • half teaspoon pure vanilla extract

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  • 1/Four cup unsalted butter
  • 3/Four cup and a couple of tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • half teaspoon pure vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

MACARON SHELLS:

  1. Mix almond flour and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl and whisk collectively. Go combination by means of a fine-mesh sieve, urgent down on clumps.
  2. In a big bowl, beat the egg whites utilizing a hand-mixer or stand-mixer on medium velocity for two minutes till smooth peaks kind. Add the granulated sugar and beat on excessive for two extra minutes till stiff, shiny peaks kind.
  3. Add vanilla and beat on excessive for one more 30 seconds.
  4. Gently fold in dry elements and repeat till combination is easy and glossy, (with no seen dry elements) and begins to run somewhat however not too runny. Assume lava consistency. Don’t overfold.
  5. Take a pastry bag fitted with a half inch spherical tip and fill with the batter.
  6. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and pipe batter into 3/4-inch spherical circles, 1 inch aside.
  7. Faucet the baking sheet firmly in opposition to the counter to launch any air bubbles.
  8. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes till they kind a pores and skin.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating midway, till cookies have risen and simply set. The cookies ought to be capable of simply come off the baking sheet if you attempt to raise them.
  11. Let cool for five minutes then switch to wire rack and let cool utterly.

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  1. Utilizing a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream butter till smooth and easy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and blend till mild and fluffy.

MAKE THE MACARONS:

  1. Switch the buttercream filling right into a piping bag with a spherical tip.
  2. Pipe a swirl of filling on half the cookies.
  3. Sandwich cookies along with the remaining halves.

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