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Bear Earl Grey Macarons

Aren't they just adorable?

Recipe (10-12 Bears):
50g Almond Flour/Meal
25g Granulated Sugar
65g Icing Sugar/Powdered/Confectioners Sugar
1 Egg White
1 Packet of Twinings Earl Grey Tea 
Choice of Food Dye
(I used one drop of blue and two drops of green)

1.Sift the Almond Flour & Confectioners Sugar, and Earl Grey Tea together.
2. In a different bowl separate the egg whites from the yolk. Drop the egg white into a medium bowl and mix on high with electric beaters for 20 seconds. 
3. After it turns into a foamy bubble sort of consistency slowly add in the granulated sugar.
4. Continue to beat for about 3-4 minutes, or until glossy and has hard, stiff peaks.
5. Fold in the dry ingredients ( almond flour mixture ) carefully. Make sure you don't over mix, or under mix. 
6. Prepare a piping bag and twist the nozzle to stop the mixture from leaking. 
7. Pour in mixture and pipe onto parchment paper ( can't be wax paper or itll stick ) into small circles and wait 5 minutes to pipe in smaller circles for ears.
8. After piping, bang the tray a few times to pop air bubbles. * you can also pop the air bubbles with a pin to make sure you have smooth macarons shells*
9. Let sit for 20 minutes, and pre-heat oven.
10. Bake for 10-12 minutes ( depending on bear shells)

I think one of the biggest problems I had was being afraid of over mixing.  I actually ended up under mixing the first few times I make macarons. If you pipe the mixture and it doesn't ooze into a flat shape, then you under mixed, and it'll crack/wont rise, and all that bad stuff. 

 The inside of these were filled with 
Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate Butter Cream. 


POSTED BY Unknown ON Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 6:17 PM
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