Almond Macaroons

I love a good cake, and also a dose of nostalgia – flavours from my childhood always make me feel good. A couple of months back I made the Melting Moments I remembered my Grandparents making, and this time, after watching bake off, I had a real fancy for a macaroon. Not to be confused with the fancy coloured sandwiched macarons that are popular of late, but a proper almond macaroon like the ones I enjoyed from the bakers as a child.

 

almond macaroons

 

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Almond Macaroons
 
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Delicious Almond Macaroons
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Recipe type: Sweet Treat
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 110 grams ground almonds
  • 1½ to 2 egg whites
  • 140 grams caster sugar
  • almond halves
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg whites until foamy.
  2. Mix the almonds and sugar, then add the egg white mixture a bit at a time. You are aiming for a mixture that is quite soft, but still able to be shaped. You may not need all of the egg whites.
  3. Once at the required texture, shape into almond sized balls, brush with water and pop an almond half on top.
  4. Pop into a 200 degree oven for 12 to 16 minutes - they are ready when lightly brown, aim not to over bake or you will lose the delicious chewy centre!
 

 

almond macaroon recipe

 

I slightly over baked mine, but they still had that delicious chewy centre I so love! They were easy and yummy and definitely going on my list of quick, feel good bakes!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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18 Comments

  1. October 7, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Do you know I much prefer this version to the little fiddly sandwich versions. A proper chewy mouthful! 😀 They look delicious!
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  2. October 7, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    These do look gorgeous – I really need to find more time to bake.
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  3. October 11, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Now these are what I think of when I hear the word Macaroon. I used to love getting these from the bakery when I was young. My favourite part was the rice paper underneath!

  4. October 15, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Oh I love a good macaroon, especially when they’re perfectly chewy in the middle. Delicious!

  5. October 16, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Ooh these look utterly divine! Sounds like they tasted delicious too. Fabulous, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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