A quite stunning and lovely result to expect from this original Blue Macaron recipe, from PassionForBaking.com. The Founder, a ‘mom to 5, baker, blogger, author, lecturer and photographer’, is self-taught Chef Pastry Manuela Kjeilen. The pretty pictures, inspired by a recent trip to Paris, are hers as well. The only brainscratcher in her recipe is this: how many eggs shall I use to get 120 g (4 1/4 oz.) of egg whites? Well, we looked it up for you: it looks 4 large eggs shall suffice. Happy baking!


A word from PassionForBaking.com

‘Turquoise Vanilla French Macarons

   2 tablespoons (35 g) regular sugar

   4 1/4 oz. (120 g) egg whites, at room temperature

   1/2 vanilla bean (split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out)

   2/3 cup (150 g) regular sugar, for the sugar syrup

   1/4 cup (50 ml) water, for the sugar syrup

   a drop of turquoise food coloring (from Americolor)

   1 1/3 cup (150 g) finely ground almonds

   1 1/4 cup (150 g) powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 320 ˚F (160 ˚C).

Put the finely ground almonds, powdered sugar and half of the egg whites into a bowl.

Mix to a paste.

In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and water for the sugar syrup, and seeds from the vanilla bean. Heat until the temperature reaches 245 ˚F (118 ˚C).

Put the other half of the egg whites into a mixingbowl with 2 tablespoons sugar, whisk until frothy.

Add the sugar syrup to the meringue while still whisking.

Whisk for another 3 minutes.

Add a drop of turquoise food coloring here, if using.

(Just love this color.)

Fold in the almond paste with a rubber spatula.

Line a baking tray with baking parchment and spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large Wilton 1A tip.

With the bag held vertically, pipe 1 ½-inch (4 cm) flat circles onto the lined tray, alternatively use a macaroon baking mat to achieve perfectly shaped macaroons.

Leave to rest for at least one hour. Bake on the bottom shelf in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Leave to cool completely.

Turquoise Vanilla French Macarons: a Blue Macaron Recipe @PassionForBaking (.com) - Anything Blue

Turquoise Vanilla French Macarons: a Blue Macaron Recipe @PassionForBaking (.com) – Anything Blue

I made a candy frosting for these macarons, you can find the recipe here.

I used strawberry taffies to make the frosting, but use the flavor you like best.

If you prefer a different frosting, take a look  here for some more alternatives.’


Source: Turquoise Vanilla French Macarons @PassionForBaking (.com)

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