Feb 24, 2010


I have wanted to try and make macaroons ever since I fell in love with them on a visit to Paris two years ago. My friend Dawn who lived there introduced me to all her favourite sweets and I have never forgotten the amazing little almond meringue type rounds that filled my mouth with amazing velvety textures and soft flavours.
On Sunday I tried them out and even though they need some perfecting they were still amazing and suprisingly easy to make. And now the recipe.....

Chocolate macaroons

125g icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
100g ground almonds
2 medium egg whites
50g milk or dark chocolate
2 tsp warmed milk

Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl, then stir in the ground almonds. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the dry ingredients.

Fill an icing bag fitted with a plain nozzle with the mixture (or put in a large food bag and snip off the corner).
Pipe about 24 small blobs, about 3cm across, onto the baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Smooth the surface with a wet finger, then leave for 15 mins to dry out. Bake for 15-20 mins until macaroons feel firm to the touch and peel easily off the paper.
Cool on the paper
To make the filling, melt the chocolate and stir in the warm milk until smooth. Leave to cool and thicken a little, then use to sandwich the macaroons together.
Enjoy....simply delicious.

1 comment:

Kelle said...

Hi Sophie!
Thanks for your comment...love your blog too and all these recipes!
The Holland analogy comes from a famous poem written for parents with special needs kids here:


Nothing against your beautiful place at all! It's the analogy made in the poem that parents with special needs kids go to "Holland" as opposed to "Italy" where everyone else goes. My point is, parenthood is a combination of various journeys to both the expected and unexpected regardless of special needs. And, I hope to visit the real Holland someday because I know it's beautiful!

Thanks for your comment...I hope no one else thinks I think badly of Holland...it's the poem I was referencing!