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Heart macarons

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Heart macarons


For the macarons

  • In a food processor, add the almonds and the icing sugar, and beat them well until powdered.
  • Pass the mixture through a sieve. If any large pieces are left, beat them in the food processor again, and then pass them through the sieve. You don’t want any pieces, neither large nor small, left in the mixture.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the egg whites, the salt, and beat at high speed.
  • Add the sugar in 5 batches and beat until it becomes a meringue.
  • With a spatula, take half of the meringue and add it to a bowl.
  • In the mixer’s bowl with the remaining meringue, add the powdered almonds, the food coloring paste, and beat for a few seconds until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Add the remaining meringue and mix with a spatula until the ingredients are combined. Mix softly so that the meringue’s volume doesn’t reduce.
  • Transfer into a pastry bag.
  • Line three baking pans with parchment paper.  
  • Start shaping the heart macarons, by drawing a small “v” without picking up the pastry bag from the parchment paper. The mixture will spread a little and the shape of the heart will be formed.
  • Set aside for 1 hour so that they make a crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 130ο C (270ο F) set to fan.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove and allow 30 minutes for them to cool.

For the ganache

  • Cut the couverture into pieces and transfer into a bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream along with the vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • As soon as the cream starts boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat, and pour the cream into the bowl with the chocolate.
  • Let 30 seconds pass and then, stir the mixture with a hand whisk until the ingredients are homogenized and you have a smooth and shiny ganache.
  • Transfer into a pastry bag with a star pastry tip and allow about 20 minutes for the ganache to thicken.
  • You want it to get so thick that it will be able to set onto the macarons.
  • Share the ganache onto half of the macarons, from the side that was touching the baking pan when you baked them.
  • Place the other half macarons on top, with the side that was touching the baking pan, now touching the filling.
  • Shape a heart with the macarons and decorate with edible flowers and meringues.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
6 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
11 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
17 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
5 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
11 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
4 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
1 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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