Macarons with Nutella®
A special baking challenge
Macarons are very delicate thanks to their meringue base.
Fill the centre with a tasty touch of Nutella® and you're left with something classy and tasteful. A beautiful tray of macarons will make the perfect Christmas gift.
INGREDIENTS FOR 20 PORTIONS
240g Nutella® – 1 heaped tsp (15g per portion) per macaron
200g almond flour
260g powdered sugar
4 egg whites
In a bowl, mix the almond flour with 200g of powdered sugar
In another bowl, whisk the egg whites with 60g of powdered sugar until stiff
Add the egg whites mixture to the flour mixture and gently combine with a spatula (going from the bottom of the bowl to the top in a circular motion so that the egg whites do not collapse)
With a pencil, draw circles with a 3 cm diameter on parchment paper placed on a baking tray (you may find it helpful to use round cookie cutters to get macarons of same size). Draw 40 circles.
Place the mixture in a piping bag
Squeeze out the mixture to fill in each drawn circle and let sit for 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F)
Bake for 14 minutes on the middle rack
Remove from the oven and let cool down
Spread 15g of Nutella ® on one side of a cookie and place another cookie on top. Repeat with the rest of the cookies
The macarons must be stored in a cool place before serving (eg. in the fridge).