Wednesday, 20 October 2010

English Rose Macarons

Rose flavoured vintage pink macarons for the latest Mactweets Mac Attack challenge (you might remember my peach ones from last time). This time the theme is inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The recipe is the same as before but with a rose flavoured filling (and pink colouring of course). Also, I made less filling this time as I had lots left over before.


175g icing sugar
125g ground almonds
3 large egg whites
75g caster sugar
A drop or two of pink food colouring

50g unsalted butter at room temperature
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp rose water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
A drop or two of pink food colouring


1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/gas 3. Sift the icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor to a very fine mixture, then sift into a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt to soft peaks, then gradually whisk in the caster sugar until thick and glossy and finally the pink food colouring.

3. Fold half the almond and icing sugar mixture into the meringue and mix well. Add the remaining half, making sure you use a spatula to cut and fold the mixture until it is shiny and has a thick, ribbon-like consistency as it falls from the spatula. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle.

4. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Pipe small rounds of the macaroon mixture, about 3cm across, onto the baking sheets. Give the baking sheets a sharp tap on the work surface to ensure a good ‘foot’. Leave to stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to form a slight skin. This is important – you should be able to touch them lightly without any mixture sticking to your finger. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.

5. Meanwhile, make the rose filling. In a bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy, add the milk, rose water, vanilla extract and food colouring then beat in the icing sugar. Use to sandwich pairs of macaroons together.

Makes about 20.

Recipe adapted from Delicious Magazine.


Anonymous said...

Your teacup macarons are so sweet! Beautiful pink deliciousness...

Roadtrek Girl said...

Just gorgeous...Love the colors and your styling !

Debugcooking said...

Aww they are so gorgeous...and the tea cups I agree any excuse to get them out ;-)

Deeba PAB said...

Just whimsical and beautiful April... Your macarons are very pretty in pink and the tea cup makes the setting perfect! Well done indeed! A treat for the eyes! Thank you for joining Jamie & me at MacTweets!

Sue said...

Love the rose filling and the display of your beautiful macarons!

Linda Vandermeer McCubbin said...

Rose is my favourite flavour for macarons (and chocolates), so lovely.

Anonymous said...

your photos are delightfully classy! i love it. I want to try some of your recipes.


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