How to make easy macaron for Valentine’s day

Step 1: Measure Your Ingredients This is a very crucial step. Make sure to measure your ingredients exactly as stated in the recipe. Even adding an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder can mess things up!

Love With Food - French Macarons Ingredients

Step 2: Grind Ingredients It’s important to use a food processor to grind together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and almonds till very fine.

French Macarons - Step by step instructions

Step 3: Beat Egg Whites In a mixer, add egg whites and salt. Beat on high speed till very stiff.

Love With Food - French Macarons - Step by step guide. Beat egg whites

Step 4: Combine Dry Ingredients with Egg Whites Once egg white is stiff, add the dry ingredients (from step 2). Use a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients manually and gently. Make sure there are no more white streaks from the egg whites. Then add mixed batter to a pastry bag or ziploc bag.

Love With Food - French Macarons - Step by step guide. Mix ingredients

Step 5: Pipe The Batter Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Snip off the tip of pastry bag or ziploc bag. Pipe batter onto lined baking sheet. Each circle should be 1-inch in diameter and 1 inch apart. Once all batter is piped, slam the baking sheet gently on a flat surface to get rid of any bubbles. Let it sit for about 20 minutes before baking.

Love With Food - French Macarons - Step by step guide. Pipe batter

That’s it! In 5 simple steps, you can have freshly baked macarons in your kitchen too!

Thanks  http://blog.lovewithfood.com/2011/01/how-to-make-french-macarons-in-5-simple-steps/

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