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#1 katpaws

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

DD wants (coloured) macarons for her birthday party. I have tried making them twice with little success. They still seem raw on the inside and i can't get them off the baking paper (even greased). They taste nice though...

So any advice would be great or recipes.  What do you recommend for the fillings?

Also, can you replace the icing sugar with icing mixture (my local shops seem to be out of icing sugar)?


#2 Mousky

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

You can get Adriano Zumba macaron packet mix at coles. I haven't tried it, might be worth a try though.

#3 katpaws

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Isn't that cheating?

Will definately look out for it.



#4 Michelle4

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

They are best left until the next day! 12-24 hrs
before eating

Leave piped macarons on baking tray for one hour before puting them in the oven.

and make sure they are completely cool before trying to take off the baking paper.

ps I am no expert lol  but have made them a few times



#5 Mousky

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE (katpaws @ 12/01/2013, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't that cheating?

Will definately look out for it.


Certainly is

#6 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

You cannot use icing mixture. You need pure icing sugar. That's probably your problem.

#7 katpaws

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I used icing sugar first time. Second time the mixture (out of desperation). We are going to search for icing sugar tomorrow.



#8 CupcakeMumma

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

If you google tartlette's blog she has a very good tut on macarons.


#9 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE (katpaws @ 12/01/2013, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used icing sugar first time. Second time the mixture (out of desperation). We are going to search for icing sugar tomorrow.


Coles/Woolies normally have icing sugar.
The key is to be REALLY gentle with the mix when you stir the almond meal through. The almond meal shouldn't be fully incorporated, it should be a bit 'streaky'. If you over mix, they collapse.
Also let them sit for 20 min for a skin to form over the top.

#10 katpaws

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the help. I did the macarons by scratch today and they turned out a lot better. I still have to make some improvements but the first batch came out perfect.

picture to prove it!

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (AntiBourgeoisie @ 12/01/2013, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You cannot use icing mixture. You need pure icing sugar. That's probably your problem.


The mixture usually contains tapioca flour which will alter the result, not in a good way.

#12 kandj

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

They look amazing! I would be very chuffed to get such a pretty result original.gif

#13 Therese

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Well done! They look great.

#14 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

yummy yummy! I'm happy to eat any that you deem not perfect enough for the party...




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