Tricolor Macaroons Recipe

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  • Tricolor Macaroons
  • Tricolor Macaroons
How to make Tricolor Macaroons
  • Chef: Gopal Jha
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Tricolor Macaroons Recipe:Macaroons are small biscuit/cookie- like sweet snack that you can relish along with a cup of tea. Originating from the french cuisine, macaroons are now popular globally in different flavours, coatings and stuffed with everything from hazelnut to strawberries. Here is a macaroon recipe with a Indian twist, specially curated in tricolor on the occasion of Republic day.

Ingredients of Tricolor Macaroons

  • 1 Cup almond flour
  • 1.5 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • green food colour
  • orange food colour
  • white food colour
  • For cream cheese filling:
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 100 gms cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp heavy cream

How to Make Tricolor Macaroons

  • Prepare macaron shells:
  • 1.In a bowl mix together almond flour and powdered sugar.
  • 2.Start beating the egg whites using the wire whisk. As the egg white starts to foam a little, add cream of tartar. In a while, the egg whites will develop a shaving cream like consistency, start adding sugar.
  • 3.Fold in the almond flour-sugar mixture into the egg whites in 3 parts. The batter should not be runny, it should be slightly thick.
  • 4.Divide batter into 3 parts, leave one as such and add green and orange food coloring to remaining 2 and mix to combine. Transfer 3 colored batters to 3 different piping bags fitted with 1/2 inch round tip. Pipe the batter onto the cookie sheets.
  • 5.Let the macarons sit at room temperature for 45 minutes Preheat oven to 300 F degrees. Once the shells have dried completely, bake macarons (one sheet at a time) at 300 F degrees for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Prepare cream cheese filling:
  • 1.Beat butter and cream cheese till smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • 2.Add vanilla extract and mix till combined. Also add white food color.
  • 3.Add heavy cream, 1 teaspoon at a time till you get the desired consistency. The filling should remain thick, so don't add too much liquid.
  • Fill the macarons:
  • 1.Remove the macaron shells from the parchment paper once they have cooled completely.
  • 2.Fill them with prepared cream cheese filling and enjoy!
Key Ingredients: almond flour, powdered sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar, white sugar, green food colour, orange food colour, white food colour, unsalted butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream