Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pistachio Macaroons Recipe

Who said that to taste a macaroon {sweet and elegant little cookie} you need to find some fancy pastry shop or go all the way to France?? I made them home today!!!! It was fun and not that difficult at all! ..yes, it's true, some came out not perfectly round or a little cracked on top, but the taste.... mmmmmhhh... just divine!!!!
I found the recipe on a book I bought last Christmas, I've been dreaming to make these cookies and post about them since then! I want to share my recipe version with you:

~Pistachio French Macaroons~
{filled with White Chocolate Ganache}

1/3 cup roasted unsalted pistachios
3egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
green food coloring
1 1/4 powder sugar
3/4 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup whipping cream
5 oz. white chocolate chips
2 tsps. honey
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 300 degrees. Line cookie trays with baking paper.
  2. Process nuts until finely ground.
  3. Beat egg whites with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add a few drops of food coloring and the sugar little by little, keep beating until the sugar dissolves. Fold gently in the egg mixture the ground pistachios, the  powder sugar and the ground almonds.
  4. Spoon mixture into piping bag fitted with 1/2 inch plain tube. Pipe 1 1/2 inch circles about 1 inch apart onto baking sheets. Sprinkle the macaroons with a little bit of remaining ground pistachios. Let them stand 15 minutes before putting them in the oven.
  5. Bake macaroons for 15-18 minutes. Let them cool down.
  6. Meanwhile make the white chocolate ganache.
  7. Sandwich the macaroons with the ganache.
  8. For the Ganache: Bring ream to boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add the chocolate and honey. Stir until smooth. Stand at room temperature until spreadable.
So, what do you think? Are you going to give it a try? Let me know if you do!!!
Mine didn't come out green because I forgot to buy the food coloring!! So... they are not as pretty a they should be.. next time I'll do better, but I'm happy with the results of my first try... ;)
Sweet Hugs to you all!!!

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