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CDWM SA - Ep.3 - Ilse - Dessert

Ilse's Chocolate Macarons

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 2 hrs

  • 200 g castor sugar
  • 200 g almond flour
  • 150 ml aquafaba, divided in 2
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Preparation method

  • Reduce the aquafaba to 150 ml in a pot.
  • Sift almond flour, icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl.
  • Mix in 75 ml aquafaba to make a paste.
  • Boil water and sugar in a pot to 110 C.
  • Whisk the remaining 75 ml aquafaba in a bowl.
  • When sugar syrup is 117 C, pour along side of the bowl as you whisk the aquafaba.
  • Turn up speed and whisk for about 10 min, until cool.
  • By hand, mix the almond paste in with the meringue mix.
  • Pipe onto parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • Allow to stand for 1 hr then bake at 120 C for 30 min, rotating halfway through to allow for even baking.
  • Allow to cool before removing from parchment paper.