Haniela's: French Macarons Rose Flower Bouquet

French Macarons Rose Flower Bouquet

Monday, January 15, 2018

I made Rose Macarons. Aren't they beautiful?!

Impress your loved ones with this beautiful wreath centerpiece or make an impressive Macaron Flower Bouquet.

ALMOND MACARONS SHELLS (if making a wreath I suggest you double the recipe so you have enough cookies to form the wreath)
3 egg whites at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1/4tsp cream of tartar(optional)
1cup Amoretti Hazelnut Flour
2cups powdered sugar

Sift almond flour into a bowl, sift in powdered sugar. Sift together 3 times. Set aside.
Beat room temperature egg whites with a pinch of salt and cream of tartar, beat until soft peaks are formed, then gradually add granulated sugar, beat until stiff peaks are formed.
Add all of the dry mixture into the meringue all at once. Using a spatula fold the dry ingredients into the meringue. Use folding technique, and occasionally press the batter against the bowl wall, mix the batter. You are looking for the consistency of magma. Take a tablespoon and drop it on a plate and count to 10, if the peak falls down and disappears in about 10 second your batter is ready. Try not to over mix as it can affect how macarons bake ( problems include : no feet, hollow shell)
Pour batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. If using a template place the template under the parchment and pipe the mounts of batter onto the baking sheet lined with parchment. Remove the template from underneath. Tap baking sheet with unbaked shells 2 times on each side. This step helps to remove air pockets in the batter. If you still see air bubbles on the surface of your macarons, take a toothpick and pop them. Let macaron shells crust for about an hour, or until no longer sticky. This highly depends on the humidity in your area. Macarons are known for their signature feet, this steps helps to ensure that they will not spread in the oven instead they will rise up developing  the feet.
Bake at 300F for 18-22 minutes. Let cool. Peel from the parchment and store in an airtight container until ready to fill. Try not to underbake as cookies will stick to your parchment paper.




Dark Chocolate Filling
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, or semi sweet chopped or use chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
several drops of Caramel Flavoring (optional)

White Chocolate Filling
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream
several drops of Raspberry Flavoring

Pour boiling hot heavy cream over chopped chocolate( or use chocolate chips), let sit for 3 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in flavorings. Cover and chill until ganache thickens, overnight.
Fill the piping bag with the filling. Sandwich cookies together. Take care not to press the shells in the middle when sandwiching cookies together.

To decorate macarons use edible markers. I used FooDoodlers and Americolor Gourmet  Edible Markers .

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or so. I find these delicate cookies taste their best when left to rest for a day or 2.

To make the Rose Macaron Flower Bouquet you need:
2 sheets of tissue paper
thick paper cut out to support the weight of the macarons

Fresh Macaron Rose Flower Wreath and Flower Bouquet Video Tutorial

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