Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Frenchie Food From Flossie

Well since I’m in Paris I thought I should learn some very traditional French recipes.

So I befriended the Patisserie chef at Maceo and we have been making all sorts of treats.

Last week we baked away and made brioche, croissants, eclairs, profiteroles and my personal favourite the choux swan! Below is the recipe for the Macaroons, the rest are top secret and very unhealthy so you wouldn't want them anyway.



Macaroons

110g Egg whites
115g Ground almonds
225g Icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 150c

Line a baking tray with baking paper

Whisk the egg whites to a stiff peak.

Mix the icing sugar and the ground almonds together. If adding colouring use a powder colour and add to the almond mix, also if making them citrus flavoured add the zest in with a little food colouring.

Pour half the almond mix into the egg whites and fold adding the other half in gradually until everything is mixed.

Put the mix into a piping bag and pipe small round discs all the same size and not too close together.

Cook in the oven for around 10-15mins, they are ready when they will peel of the baking paper.

Leave to cool and then pipe your filling onto the flat side and stick another one on it flat side too, to make a sandwich.

You can use anything you like to fill them, I used chocolate ganache and lemon cream

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