Pistachio Macarons

I’ve been having fun playing with new Macaron recipes this week, with varying results I must say!! But I think I am getting closer to perfecting my recipe! I thought I’d share one of the successes with you today!! I’ve adapted several recipes to get the results you see here!! It’s so hard to get the right consistency, so it stays in rounds and still rises!! But I think eventually I’ve got it to work for me, I think I didn’t leave this batch to rest for quite long enough, which would have helped them rise a little more, but I’m still happy with the results xx

Ingredients: Makes 20

  • 175g icing sugar
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 75g cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted pistachios, finely chopped
  • Green food dye

For the filling:

  • 200ml cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • few drops of vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Grind the icing sugar and ground almonds in a food processor until the mixture is very fine.
  2. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, then gradually whisk in the caster sugar until thick and glossy. Fold in the almond and icing sugar mixture until it is smooth.
  3. Add the pistachios and green dye  to the bowl.
  4. Spoon or pipe 40 small rounds onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Leave the trays to stand for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle a little chopped pistachios in the centre of each round.
  5. Heat the oven to 160○C (140○C fan assisted). Bake the macarons for 15 minutes until firm. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes, then place on wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the filling, whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract until stiff. Sandwich the cooled macarons with the cream filling.

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50 thoughts on “Pistachio Macarons

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    • Many unfortunately, macarons are very temperamental!! But have enough ingredients to hand to have a second go if you come across problems! You can always contact me at the time and I will gladly help out as much as I can x 🙂

      • Thank you! I haven’t cleaned the oven for a few months – know this causes issues with meringues and fear it might be the kiss of death to macaroons too…Might just go for the elaborate cake he asked for…

    • Let me know how you get on if you try them!! I’d love to hear xx 🙂 They were hard to get the hang of when I was learning, but it is worth persevering with them x Good luck x

  2. Hi there!
    First of all, thank you for the ”like” on my post.
    Second of all, pistacchio rules! 🙂 I wanted so many times to do macarons, but all the recipe was too elaborated and I’m only at the begginings. On the other hand, you make it look so easy to do and for sure one of this days I’ll give it a go. Will let you know how they turn up. Fingers crossed!
    xx

    • I hope you did get the chance to try making Macarons for yourself? I have always found them to be quite easy, but I may have just got lucky as I hear lots of horror stories of other peoples attempts…..haha x

  3. The pic of your Macarons is gorgeous! I’ve tried Macarons but they did not set properly. I’m afraid that it is because I live in Southwest Florida and it is very humid here. I hope to give it another try though!

  4. Never ha pistachio maccaro before i guess i would love it since i like to made any crusted using pistachio….
    btw, the photograph is awesome…
    don.t forget to clean up the wood just before you put those prescious maccaroon…….hehehe

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