Macarons for Halloween and the San Francisco Giants

30 Oct

October 30th, 2012
In celebration of two things- Halloween and the San Francisco Giants winning the 2012 World Series, I made these fun, orange macarons. Tomorrow is the World Series Victory Parade in San Francisco, and for those who are going to watch it, be safe! And for those going out for Halloween, have fun!

Macarons:

115 g almond flour (Trader Joe’s)

200g powdered sugar

90g egg whites

30g powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Sift almond flour and powdered sugar together. Discard any lumps.

2. In a mixer, whisk egg whites. Once the whites become foamy, stream in 30g of powdered sugar a little at a time. Whisk on high-speed to a stiff peak and until whites are dried out. It should form a stiff ball of meringue.

3. Add dries to the meringue. With a spatula, quickly mix to incorporate the dries and the meringue.

4. Start to fold the mixture to deflate the batter. Be careful not to over fold; otherwise the batter becomes too runny.

5. Transfer batter to a piping bag with a fitted tip.

6. Pipe 1-inch rounds onto silpat-lined sheet pan.

7. Let rest for at least one hour before baking. Bake at 300F for 10-12 minutes. Macarons are done when they come off the silpat without sticking.

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4 Responses to “Macarons for Halloween and the San Francisco Giants”

  1. yao October 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM #

    what did you use for the filling??

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    • sweeterrific November 5, 2012 at 10:23 PM #

      Yao- I had some strawberry buttercream so I used that for the filling

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  2. ailovebaking November 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM #

    Yay Giants and double yay for orange macarons. Great minds think alike–I too made some macarons in honor of the Giants winning the World Series–oh and it just so happened to be Halloween : )

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    • sweeterrific November 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM #

      Yes, great minds do think alike! Your macarons for the Giants turned out great!!

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