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Macarons 101: Planetary Alignment Makes Perfect

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At first look these may seem intimidating. Even at second glance they might. Challenging or not, they are actually fun to make, and allow for unlimited creativity when it comes to colors, flavors, and fillings. They aren’t very expensive to make, so even if a batch doesn’t come out, try, try again. Arm yourself with knowledge, research the different ways certain steps affect the final result, and do what works for you. Just because it worked for me, doesn’t mean it will for you. Make it wo

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120g almond meal**
200g powdered sugar
3 large egg whites
30g granulated sugar
Sprinkle of salt (or cream of tarter, or lemon juice, see directions)
Food coloring gel

**Almond meal from somewhere like Trader Joe’s has the almond skin ground up in the meal, adding a speckled look to the final product. If you are doing light colored macarons and do not want any speckling, get slivered almonds and pulse them up in a food processor to break them down into rough meal, and then add the powdered sugar and pulse until it is a fine powder.
**Almond meal from somewhere like Trader Joe’s has the almond skin ground up in the meal, adding a speckled look to the final product. If you are doing light colored macarons and do not want any speckling,...
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Nutritions

Calories
3

Sodium
3mg
0% DV

Fat
0.08g
0% DV

Protein
0.2g
0% DV

Carbs
0.5g
0% DV

Fiber
0.0g
0% DV