Holidays are a great time to gather with family, friends, your loved ones and share a meal. I also love the holidays because of the great food that everyone is making and that I will have the chance to enjoy.
Being a girl who bakes a lot, one of my favourite treat is when someone takes the time to bake a meal and share it with me. Baked goodies are also something I like giving: some cookies nicely wrapped, cupcakes nicely decorated, or even a pie made from scratch.
If you have been invited to an Easter dinner and want to bring something thoughtful to the hostess, you may want to bake these macarons. You can make these in the morning, wrap them up, and bring them to dinner. It is a nice alternative to a bottle of wine or flowers.
And if you do not have plans for Easter, you can always bake them for yourself to enjoy with a cup of tea while relaxing during this long weekend. Either way, there are pretty easy to do and delicious. Just enjoy!
You will need:
200 grams of icing sugar
125 grams of almond powder
3 egg whites
30 grams of sugar
Red food coloring
Blend and sift the icing sugar with the almond powder. *I normally sift a second time to avoid a lumpy batter.
In a bowl, whisk the egg white until you get a foamy texture. Keep whisking and add in the sugar. Whisk until you get soft peaks.
With a spatula, delicately add the sifted almond powder and icing sugar .
With a piping bag, make small cookies on a pan filled with parchment paper. Let it sit for an hour. The idea is to create a light crust on top of the cookie and one that will crack at the base when baked.
Bake at 300F for about 15 to 20 minutes. Let them cool, then fill with homemade raspberry jam.