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Chocolate and salted caramel macarons

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
Fill these choc macrons with salted caramel for a delightful dessert!

Ingredients

icing sugar

½ cup(s), (80g)

almond meal

¼ cup(s), (30g)

cocoa powder

1 tbs, Dutch variety

egg white

1 medium, at room temperature

caster sugar

1 tbs

butterscotch or caramel topping

3 tsp

reduced fat oil spread

1½ tbs

icing sugar

1½ tbs, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line 1 large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Process the icing sugar, almond meal and cocoa powder in a food processor for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the egg white in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in the caster sugar until thick and glossy. Fold the egg white mixture through the almond mixture until combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm-plain nozzle. Pipe 16 x 3cm-wide discs, 3cm apart, onto the prepared tray.
  4. Set the macaron shells aside for 20 minutes or until a skin forms on top. Bake the shells for 20 minutes or until just crisp. Set aside to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, to make salted caramel filling, whisk the spread and icing sugar in a small bowl until pale. Whisk in the caramel topping and pinch of salt until combined.
  6. Using a small palette knife or the back of a spoon, spread the filling onto the bases of half of the macaron shells. Top with the remaining shells and sandwich together. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight to soften slightly. Bring the macarons to room temperature before serving.

Notes

Smooth finish: The secret to achieving even and glossy macarons is processing and straining the almond and sugar mixture through a sieve.

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