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Monday 13 February 2012

Macaroons, finally

After seeing the beautiful pictures of raspberry macaroons my new blogger friend Amalie made, I decided to be
brave and give it another try.

This time I used the same recipe she did.

But my macaroons were again very very hard :-(.

I tried one and put the rest into a plastic container and into the fridge.

And this morning all of a sudden they were absolutely perfect. Soft and chewy and delicious!
So this is the trick to macaroon making!.

Here is the recipe, for all non-german speakers:

You need 120 g (1 cup) of almonds, grind them very fine and sieve them (this part didn't work out so well, I couldn't get the almond meal through the sieve, despite a LOT of grinding. So I decided it will have to do and it did work).
Beat 2 egg whites with a little bit of salt, adding 150 g (1 cup plus 1/3 cup) of icing sugar slowly.
Then add the almond meal and 2 to 3 tablespoons of cacao.
Cut a small corner of a see-through freezer bag, put some dough in, and squeeze little heaps onto a slightly buttered baking sheet.
Put it in a pre-heated oven at 80 degrees C (176 degrees F) and let dry for 15 to 20 minutes, until the top is dry to the touch. Then put oven temperature to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees F) and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes.
Let them cool down on the baking sheet.

For the chocolate filling, bring 100 ml (3,38 oz) of cream to the boil and dissolve 120 g (1 cup) of ground dark chocolate. Put it in the fridge, once it is cool beat it for a while.

Fill the macaroons and if they are too hard, put them in a tupper ware container in the fridge for some hours.


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  1. Good job on your macarons! I've only tried making them once, COMPLETELY unsuccessfully, but I'm working up my courage to give them another try because I LOVE macarons!

  2. Liebe Jutta,

    oh, ich finde die sehen schön aus. Toll, welchen Trick Du herausgefunden hast. Kennt man Macarons in Namibia oder sind Deine Leserinnen internationaler?

    Ich freue mich, dass Dir unsere Küche gefällt. Aber nicht, dass ich nicht die Einzige bin,
    deren Wasserleitung eingefroren ist. Ich hoffe, es ist bei Deinen Eltern kein schlimmer Schaden entsanden?

    Hab´ einen schönen Tag. Deine alte Heimat bietet mir heute "Hamburger Schmuddelwetter mit Blitzeisgefahr" in grau....

    Alles Liebe


  3. That is awesome! I love to try this thanks for sharing.


  4. Thanks for the translation! Yours look quite delicious:D I'm not much of a baker, but I may have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing these on my blog today!

  5. These look so delicious! Thanks for translating....I'll have to give these a try! I hope you have a wonderful day!


  6. Sie sehen wirklich lecker aus!

  7. Those look so very tasty!! I'm your newest linky follower and I would love a return follow. I would also love for you to link up to my little party:

    Hope to see you there!

  8. I've been intimidated by macaroons. Maybe I need to give it a whirl.

  9. Oh, these look so very good. I'm glad you were able to figure out what was going wrong. They look like they are totally worth the effort.

    1. Thanks Shiloh! Sorry, couldnt find another way of answering you :-)

  10. I've always been a little afraid of macaroons too. Love your plastic container in the fridge tip - must be the secret. Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  11. Those look really good!! YUM! Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  12. These look wonderful. I have to admit I've not attempted them yet! New linky follower! Please link up to Foodie Friday

  13. I Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party today and would love for you to share this!

  14. YUMMY!! I love macaroons
    I'm your new Linky Follower. I'd love if you follow me too

    Witha @

  15. Those look delish!!

    Found you on's Linky Followers Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, I'd love for you to follow back!

    Thanks so much and Have a Wonderful Evening!
    Aledia @

  16. These look rustic and delicious! I tackled macarons a few years ago, and have loved making them ever since. After trying and failing many times, I found consistent success with Tartelette's tutorials. This is an excellent article she wrote on the subject: She occasionally posts interesting macaron recipes, but that article offers a great base recipe.

  17. Those look yummy.

    Hey Its Cheri from Its so very Cheri. I am following you and if you haven't made your way over to check out please do and follow me back. I also have another post on my site for a give-a-way each week for those who follow me on the new Linky Follower tool.


  18. They look pretty authentic. Did you see my photos from Paris? Compare yours with those from Lauduree....

    I am actually coming to your site from the FOLLOWER linky blog hop, and am following you ! :-) Will you follow me back?? Thank you so much when you do.

    PLUS: There is also a party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    Use this link both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

  19. Hello, I found you on the linky follower blog hop and now follow you please follow me at
    Thanks so much!

  20. Wonderful and very delicious looking macaroons!

  21. This looks like a great recipe. Stopping by from the blog hop - am your newest follower!

  22. These look scrumptious! Another macaron secret? Cover a bowl of egg whites with a dish towel and let them sit at room temperature for at least 24 hours (up to 5 days, I've read). I was certain they would turn poisonous by doing this but that would only be a problem for egg yolks. Weird, right? :)

  23. They look delicious! I'm going to add it to the recipe list to give it a try very soon! Thanks for translating too! I would have had to send it to my friend to translate because they just look too good!

  24. Found you via the Linky Followers Blog Hop 2! Following you via Linky. Come visit my blog, when you have a moment to spare! Tera - - Thanks!

  25. Wishing I had one with my morning coffee now. These look incredible. Great work and fabulous pics.

  26. Yummy they look great,thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays :)

  27. These look so yummy! Please stop over and share this incredible recipe at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  28. MMM...these look good I am following on Linky would you follow back. Pat

  29. Yummy! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  30. Yum! These look delicious. I haven't worked up the nerve to try macaroons yet, but these look like they're worth the try! Stopping by from Creative me to check out your recipe & your blog :)

  31. I came from Homework and had to see the macaroons!!! I HAVE to try these. I absolutely love macaroons. I'm a new linky follower. Have a great day!

  32. awesome..these look delicious.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

  33. Hi Jutta!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Cheers!


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  35. These look so good! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

  36. I'm so impressed, these have been the one thing I'm really intimidated about trying! I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

    Lots of love,

  37. These look so delicious!! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more great recipes! -The Sisters

  38. I love this so much that I am featuring it today! Thanks for sharing! ~Tonia

  39. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest and featured here. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please feel free to grab the feature button.

  40. I just spent 2 weeks in France where I saw window after window of macarons and I would say you hit the nail on the head with these!!! Nice job!


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