Lilo Loves homemade vanilla macaroons recipe

  • Serves 10
  • 45 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
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Lilo Loves homemade vanilla macaroons
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Customer recipe by Georgina Lippa
Added 57 months ago

Everyone loves a sweet treat but in these hard financial times I have taken to learning to make my own for special girls days or as gifts for friends and family.

Mix the ground almonds, icing sugar and cocoa powder in a food processor for 15 seconds

Whisk the egg whites until they hold soft peaks and gradually whisk in the caster sugar and vanilla extract until you have a firm meringue - if you are feeling brave try the ‘over the head’ test - hold the bowl upside down over your head and if the mixture stays put in the bowl then it’s done!

Fold the almond mixture into the meringue

Line two baking sheets with baking paper (I am not an expert piper so drew circles on the paper to assist me with sizing my macaroons)

Add the mixture to a piping bag and pipe 32 rounds onto the baking sheets, tap the sheets onto a work surface to remove air bubbles, leave for 30 minutes.

Bake in preheated oven at 160c for 10 minutes. Then cool for 10 minutes before removing from baking sheets

For the filling, beat the butter and vanilla extract until fluffy then gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth and creamy and use to sandwich pairs of macaroons together

Remember to leave the piped macaroons to sit for 30 mins before baking.

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  • 75g ground almonds
  • 115g icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 55g unsalted butter (for filling)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (for filling)
  • 155g icing sugar (for filling)
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