Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Easy Pink Raspberry Macaroons

Morning everyone! If it's grey outside and you're feeling a bit blue now that all of the Christmas decorations have been put away, why not get out your baking scales and have a go at these beauties.

I'm not usually one for posting recipes but over Christmas I made no less than four batches of these - they're dead easy and went down an absolute treat as little stocking fillers.

To make 12 pairs, you will need:
2 medium egg whites, at room temperature
150g caster sugar
Red/pink food colouring
120g ground almonds (optional)
120g icing sugar
150ml double cream
2 tbsp sieved raspberry jam

Get out two baking trays lined with grease proof paper, and preheat the oven to 140°C (130 fan).  

Put the egg white, caster sugar and a few drops of food colouring into a mixing bowl, and whisk with an electric whisk until the mixture is very thick and mousse-like.

Combine the almonds and icing sugar and gradually whisk in, then continue whisking for 1 minute after the last addition to make a shiny, smooth and thick mixture.

Spoon the mixture in equal sized blobs onto the paper. I found that it's best to anticipate they'll grow, so don't worry if the blobs are very small. Diddy macaroons are adorable!

Bake for about 25 minutes, until firm. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays.

When completely cool, whip the cream until stiff, roughly swirl the raspberry jam through. Don't worry about pips, and it doesn't need to be completely mixed together.

Match up each of the macaroon pairs, and spoon the raspberry cream onto one side of half of the pairs. Push the two sides together and chill until ready to gobble up.

If you're not an almond fan, you can omit that ingredient for silky smooth sugary delights. Check out the original recipe including instructions for yummy lemon ones too! What have you guys been baking lately?

Claire x


  1. Ohh these look amazing! :)x

  2. These look so delicious, I'll definitely give them a try when I have a free day x

  3. these look bloody amazing Claire! Me and my friend tried to make whoopie pies a few months ago but it turned out so badly we called them whoopsie pies.. might try this recipe though! xx

  4. These look so tasty! Will have to give this a go myself :)

    Sarah Lou @ Sarahlouxo.com xx

  5. Oh my goodness, these sound AMAZING! Will definitely be trying these :)

    Maria xxx

  6. Can I request a batch for when we next hang out please? xx

  7. Mmmm these look so good! Think i will make them as a post exam treat next week :) x

  8. mmmm these look so so good. I saw you tweet about them the other day, and I knew right there and then - my 'no cake' January ban would fail imminently. Hoping to make these this weekend!

    louisejoyb x

  9. i must make these!!
    yum yum yum

  10. Oh wow. These look AMAZING!
    Kaz x

  11. these look now delicious.
    now feeling quite peckish!




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