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.
- 110 grams ground almonds
- 1½ to 2 egg whites
- 140 grams caster sugar
- almond halves
- Beat the egg whites until foamy.
- 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.
- Once at the required texture, shape into almond sized balls, brush with water and pop an almond half on top.
- 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!
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