I have always dreamt of baking these delights but it seemed too tricky, too out of reach. I researched a lot to find the perfect recipe and…. wha-la, these ones are a beauty. In geography we had to create a stall for a country which Australia give’s aid to, so obviously susie and I were really excited because we could bake things for the stall 🙂 We chose the beautiful country of Vanuatu.
^heres our stall, do you like? We made magical macaroons, mini cupcakes and mocktails, The 3 M’s 🙂 Everyone lapped it up and we made $234 dollars 🙂 which all went to children in Vanuatu. We even won the prize for the most creative store so we were super pleased 😀
Susie and I went shopping on Sunday and we baked all day long. Such fun! My favourite type of day 🙂 We kept getting dirty looks from people all around us because our trolly was so unhealthy and so choc-a-block!
Susie and I have a created a special sunday tradition of bear foot baking 🙂 love it!
The main and the most exciting ingredient is the almond meal. it just gives the mac’s such an amazing texture.
First you have to mix the icing sugar and almond meal. Sifting for a soft texture.
Then in a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until thick and glossy and add the sugar one table spoon at a time 🙂
Then fold the dry mix carefully into the meringue with a spatula. Now its time to add in the food colouring 🙂
Finally pipe the macaroons onto a baking tray and let them set for 1 hour! Don’t forget to keep an eye on them! If they don’t set for the full hour they will flop! Trust me I have first hand knowledge of the potential failures 😉
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celcius and bake for around 10 minutes
When the macarons are done baking let cool completely and fill with buttercream or any other desired filling! Mix all butter cream ingredients in a mixmaster and wha la! The macarons are done.
- 100 grams almond flour/meal
- 100-110 grams egg whites (about 3 egg whites)
- 200 grams icing sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons sugar
Butter cream filling
- 250g icing sugar, sifted
- 80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 25ml whole milk
- A couple of drops of vanilla extract
We also made cupcakes and dressed up our bakes with the flavour and colours of tropical, French Island Vanuatu 🙂 enjoy your week!
Lots of love and kisses