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Macarons with Italian meringue

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Gluten Free Diet

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Macarons with Italian meringue

Method

For the ganache

  • Place a pot over medium heat, add the heavy cream, the glucose, and let them come to a boil.
  • Cut the chocolate couverture into pieces and add them into a bowl.
  • Pour the hot heavy cream into the bowl and whisk well until there is a smooth ganache.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap that touches the surface of the ganache, and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours until set. 
  • Remove the ganache from the refrigerator and transfer it to a pastry bag.

For the syrup

  • Place a pot over medium heat, add the water, the sugar, and let them boil for 5-7 minutes until the syrup reaches 118ο C (244ο F).

For the almond paste

  • Add the icing sugar, the almond powder, and the egg whites into a bowl. 
  • Mix the ingredients with a silicone spatula until homogenized, and set aside until needed. At this point, if you want, you can add any food coloring you like.

For the Italian meringue

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the egg whites, the sugar, the salt, and beat with the whisk attachment at low speed.
  • Increase the mixer’s speed to medium-high, and slowly add the hot syrup. Keep beating until the meringue is firm. Touch the mixer’s bowl with your hands and check if the meringue’s temperature has dropped and is lukewarm. If not, keep beating.
  • Add 1/3 of the meringue into the bowl with the almond paste and mix with a silicone spatula until the meringue is incorporated.
  • Add the remaining 2/3 of the meringue and mix with the silicone spatula until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Preheat the oven to 150ο C (300ο F) set to fan.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag with a round tip.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Shape the macarons, 3 cm in diameter each, and make sure you place the macarons 2-3 cm apart. As soon as you finish with the first baking sheet, lightly tap it on your kitchen counter to flatten the macarons a little and get rid of any air bubbles.
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • Follow the same process for the second baking sheet.
  • Remove from the oven and let the macarons cool.

To assemble

  • Spread a little of the ganache on a macaron and cover with a second macaron in order to create a “sandwich”. 
  • Follow the same process for all the macarons.
  • Serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

163
Calories (kcal)
8 %

Calories

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.

9.5
Total Fat (g)
14 %

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.

4.2
Saturated Fat (g)
21 %

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.

16.0
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

Carbohydrates

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.

14.0
Sugars (g)
16 %

Sugars

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.

2.5
Protein (g)
5 %

Protein

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.

1.2
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

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.

0.05
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

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.

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

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