i thought it would be fun to make some black macarons for halloween so i decided to make a black sesame flavour butter cream.
you could make some little legs and eyes and make them look like spiders.
now i have the hang of macarons i cant believe how scared of making them i used to be.
50g caster sugar
100g egg whites
110g almond meal
200g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
black food colouring paste
in a food processor add the icing sugar and almonds and blend for 30-50 seconds until fine.
sift into a dish and set aside
in a mixing bowl whisk the egg whites until foamy soft peaks form then add the sugar and salt and whisk until stiff glossy peaks form add some black food colouring.
take a spatula and fold in the sifted almond/sugar mixture. be gentle but don’t be to gentle as you want to deflate the bubbles by rubbing the mixture against the bottom of the bowl when you are folding it.
don’t over mix it, i would suggest reading this piece from brave tart it really helps learn about the methods and the problems you may have when making macarons, go here
once you have the mixture pour into a piping bag fitted with a pain nozzle and pipe small circles onto parchment paper (i used silicone macaron mat from wholeport.com)and then tap the baking tray against the work top a few times to pop any bubbles.
leave to sit for 15 minutes to form a skin.
preheat the oven to 140c
bake for 20 minutes.
to make the black sesame butter cream
20g sesame paste
250g icing sugar
whip up into a thick butter cream and pipe onto a macaron shell and sandwich another on top.
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