Now, I am hooked to bakery. Yesterday, I went to the library and borrowed a bakery book. I came across this recipe which looks simple and appealing. Thus, decided to give a try.The orignal name is 'Chocolate Macaroons'. It is supposed to be crisp on the outside and moist inside. And indeed, its true.............
I made some changes in order to adjust to my shortcoming (cos short of ingredients). I didnt put the chocolate. Instead, I put ½ tsp coco powder and trim the sugar to 75g to make it less guilty
2 egg whites
100g caster sugar
125g ground almonds
½ tsp coco powder
some chocolate chips
- Preheat oven 180°C
- Line baking sheet with non-stick baking parchment.
- Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thick and glossy. Gently fold in the ground almonds and coco powder.
- Put the mixture in a large piping bag fitted with a large nozzle and pip small rounds abt 4cm in dia on the baking sheet. Alternatively, place small teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet
- Press a chocolate chip into the center of each macaroon then bake, until slightly risen and just firm. Leave the macaroons on the paper to cool.