Macarons are a French delicacy that is incomparable to any other dessert item. They are very appealing to the eye and appeal even more to the taste buds. The only problem is, macarons can be a challenge to make at home. Everyone has had that moment when they crave one of these amazing French cookies and want to make a batch or two but have no idea how. The key to making the perfect macaron is perfect ratios. Cooking is all about science and the right recipe. Here is how to make French macarons.
First, in order to make macarons get a gram scale. Using grams when measuring ingredients is the best way to ensure the ideal result. After you have a gram scale you can begin measuring. You will need:
236 grams granulated sugar
212 grams confectioners sugar
212 gram almond meal
82 and 90 grams egg whites, separated
158 grams water
Now that all your ingredients are measured prepare your baking sheets by lining with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your baking sheets are prepped and the oven is preheating add almond meal and confectioners sugar in a large bowl. Whisk to remove any clumps. If you almond meal is a bit coarse pulse a few times in a food processor. When dry ingredients are combined make a well in the center and add 82 grams of egg whites. Mix well until thick and paste like.
Combine granulated sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat with a candy thermometer to make the syrup. When temperature reached 200 degrees