French Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling

This is the first time I have ever made Macaroons, and I'm not sure how I feel about them yet! I'm sure if I make them more and more, I'll get the hang of it! Anyway, this is what I made!

French Macarons:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup crushed almonds
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring confectioners' sugar, flour and crushed almonds together. Whisk to let free the lumps. Set aside.
    • Whisk your egg whites until foamy. Add pinch of cream of tartar, whisk. Add sugar, whisk. Add Flour mix, whisk.
    • Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip, and pipe 3/4-inch rounds 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets, dragging pastry tip to the side of rounds rather than forming peaks.
    • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake 1 sheet at a time, rotating halfway through, until macaroons are crisp and firm, about 10 minutes. After each batch, increase oven temperature to 375 degrees, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325 degrees.
    • Let macaroons cool on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 pound good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup

    • Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Bring cream and corn syrup just to a simmer over medium-high heat; pour mixture over chocolate. Let stand, without stirring, until chocolate begins to melt.
    • Beginning near the center and working outward, stir melted chocolate into cream until mixture is combined and smooth (do not overstir).
    • Refrigerate, stirring every 5 minutes, until frosting just barely begins to hold its shape and is slightly lighter in color. Use immediately (ganache will continue to thicken after you stop stirring).

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2 Lovely Thoughts:

Lisa said...

I'm so glad that you're joining in this week's Sweets for a Saturday. I'm definitely impressed by your macaroon making efforts. I have yet to attempt it myself. They already look super tasty and I'm sure you're only going to get better and better. Don't forget to add a link back to the Sweets for a Saturday link or you can grab the button and post it.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

They look delicious! Chocolate Ganache is so good!
Thanks for the invite to your linky party!

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