Sunday, April 17, 2016

Raspberry Chocolate Hazelnut Macaron Recipe

I'm back with another macaron recipe! These ones were super good!  I like to use the French macaron method, as I think it is easier. 
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Raspberry Chocolate Hazelnut macaron recipe!

If you like raspberries and nutella you will like these!!  Yes, the filling has nutella. I didn't make my own chocolate hazelnut ganache, I got lazy. Sorry.  These cookies are time consuming enough to make!  I love making them though... they are really quite pretty and you can show off to your friends and family! 

  • silicone spatula
  • parchment paper or silpat
  • electric mixer (trust me, your hand will get tired whipping meringue)
  • a food scale (yes, you need this.)
  • a piping tip and piping bag (I like the ateco #806) 

Materials needed
silicone spatula
parchment paper or silpat 
electric mixer (or strong arms!)
a food scale
a piping tip and piping bag (I like the tip ateco #806)
Food coloring (gel or dry powder works best, not the liquid grocery store stuff)
a macaron template 

Laduree Macarons Recipe
275g ground almonds  
250g powdered sugar   
210g egg whites          
210g granulated sugar 

1.  Mix almond meal and the powdered sugar in a food processor. Be careful not to grind too long, otherwise it will form a paste.

2. Sift the almonds and powdered sugar. Set aside.

3. Weigh out granulated sugar.

4. Weigh the egg whites.  Beat them slowly on a low speed until foamy. SLOWLY add the granulated sugar to the egg whites as you beat.  Once all mixed, increase speed to medium and beat until a firm meringue forms.  You want a firm meringue with glossy peaks but not stiff peaks.  They should defy gravity and remain in the bowl if you turn it upside down.  If you tilt your bowl to the side and they are sliding out, keep beating.

5. Add the food coloring gel and mix.

6. Then fold in 1/3rd of the almond/sugar mixture into the meringue with a silicone spatula.  Once combined, add another third of the almond mixture. Add last bit.  This batter requires more deflation during this step since it creates such a poofy meringue.

7. Add the batter to a piping bag.  Pipe in rows using your template onto parchment paper.

8. Pick up the pan and beat until the counter.  The cookies need to rest on the counter between 30-60 minutes.  They are ready to go in the oven when they are dry to touch (the shell shouldn’t stick to your finger)

9.  Set the oven to 300F.

10. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes, one sheet at a time. They are done when they look kind of matte and seem firm when you lightly tap on them.  You can always rescue a slightly overcooked one with the maturation process that comes later, but you cannot rescue an undercooked one!!   

11. Remove from paper once completely cool. If they stick to the paper, they aren’t cool yet. Or you undercooked them.

Raspberry Chocolate Hazelnut macaron recipe!

Filling - for Raspberry Chocolate Macarons

  • Seedless raspberry jam (For these macarons, the easiest way for the filling is to buy seedless raspberry jam.  I know, it's cheating! If you really wanted to be fancy, you could make your own.)
  • Nutella
1. Once the cookies are cool, add a dollop of your nutella to one cookie and spread with a small knife, spoon, or icing spatula.  Then add a dollop of raspberry jam.  Don't push too hard when spreading, otherwise you will break them!

2.  Place the other cookie to your filling, press gently, and slightly twist the two together.

3. Once all assembled, put them in an airtight container and let them mature (yes, that's the scientific word for this process) in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours.  

Now, these cookies won't be bad if you eat them immediately, they will just be amazing if you wait a day.  The theory is that the juices from the filling soak back into the cookie to make an AMAZING cookie. 

Raspberry Chocolate Hazelnut macaron recipe!
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  1. Angelina, have you made macaroons before? I've heard they can be tricky to make, but I want to give it a go since they are gluten free and dairy free.

    1. I have never made macaroons before as I'm not a big fan of coconut! Macarons however, I've made many many times!!

  2. I've never made macarons, but they are my DIL's favorite cookie. She would be so very delighted if I made these for her! I pinned for future reference. Thanks! Visiting from BNOTP link up. Donna (Just One Donna)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I recommend trying to make them!

  3. Oh my-
    they are beautiful and look so delicious!

    I hope you will share this this week at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog Thursday to join in. We would love to have you.

    Enjoyed visiting,
    White Spray Paint

  4. Oh my goodness, I have to try these babies. Thanks again for sharing at DI&DI.

  5. Wow your macarons look so pretty and I bet taste yummy!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  6. I love love love macarons! I could eat them for every meal and I'm 100% being real. This recipe will find its way into my dessert rotation for sure!

    I would love it if you would share this at my weekly linky party : )

    1. I love macarons too, very much! I just discovered Trader Joes sells some frozen ones, ruh-roh, feed my macaron habit all the time now!

    2. Those Trader Joe's macarons are solid as the pastry goes, but im not too keen on their flavors. I loved yours so much, however, that I will be featuring this post on my next link party, tomorrow at 6! Stop by and grab a button and share any other posts you might have : )

  7. I've always wanted to try making these! YUM!

    I would LOVE for you to share this with my Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. You should give it a try! Hey Jess, I don't have a Facebook. It's like the one social media I don't have...

  8. What beautiful macarons! Thanks for the recipe. Love your blog and am now following you on G+ and Pinterest!

  9. These are so pretty! I am a baker, but I have feared the notion of baking a macaron! You have inspired me!
    Thanks again for joining us at TOHOT!

    1. No fear, even if they look ugly they will still taste good!


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