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How To Create Delicious Vegan Macarons

Macarons are one of the most delicate and delicious desserts out there, but for those who follow a vegan lifestyle, it can be difficult to find recipes that don’t use animal-derived ingredients. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to create delicious vegan macarons with ease so, you can enjoy this sweet treat without compromising your beliefs.

If you’re looking for a delicious vegan treat, look no further than the macaron! These delicate French cookies are made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites, and can be filled with a variety of sweet fillings. While they may seem daunting to make at first, with a little practice you’ll be whipping up these tasty treats in no time.

To get started, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • food coloring (optional)

First, sift the almond flour and confectioners’ sugar together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the aquafaba and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the aquafaba mixture into the dry ingredients until everything is well combined. If you’re using food coloring, add it in now and mix until the desired color is reached.

Next, transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe small circles onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, making sure to leave enough space between each one as they will spread while baking.

Tap the baking sheet lightly on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Let the macarons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour so that they can form a hard shell. Preheat oven to 375°F.

What You Need to Make Vegan Macarons

You’ll need the following ingredients to make vegan macarons:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) ground almonds
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  •  3 tablespoons (45 grams) cocoa powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  •  2 tablespoons (30 ml) light corn syrup
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the chocolate ganache filling:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream or non-dairy milk
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces

Start by whisking together the ground almonds, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the water, corn syrup, and vanilla extract until just warm and whisk until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.

Preparing the Macaron Shells

Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F. Next, trace 1-inch circles onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make sure to space the circles about 2 inches apart. Then, fit a pastry bag with a small plain tip and fill it with the macaron batter.

Pipe the batter into the circles, filling each one to the top of the circle. Be sure to pipe slowly and steadily so that the batter doesn’t run out from under the tip.

Once all of the circles are filled, gently tap the baking sheet on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles that may be in the batter. Then, let the macarons sit at room temperature for 30 minutes so that they can form a “skin” on top. This will help them hold their shape when they bake.

After 30 minutes have passed, bake the macarons for 12-14 minutes, or until they are firm to the touch and have slightly browned edges. Once they are done baking, let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Create Delicious Vegan Macarons

Filling the Macarons with Filling

To fill your macarons, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of your desired filling (chocolate ganache, buttercream, etc.)
  • A piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off
  • A small offset spatula or knife

1. First, match up the shells by size. Place them upside down on a baking sheet or work surface.

2. Next, fill your piping bag with the filling of your choice. If using a Ziploc bag, cut off a small corner of the bag.

3. To fill the macarons, hold the piping bag at a 45-degree angle and pipe the filling into the center of each shell. Be careful not to overfill – you should stop when the filling reaches the edge of the shell. If necessary, use a small offset spatula or knife to spread the filling evenly.

4. Once all of the shells are filled, gently press them together in pairs, matching up by size. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Finishing Touches

Now that your vegan macarons are assembled and have had a chance to set, it’s time for the finishing touches! Here are a few ideas to make your macarons extra special:

  • Add a drizzle of chocolate or fruit syrup
  • Sprinkle with edible glitter or confetti
  •  Top with fresh fruit or herb
  •  Dip in tempered chocolate

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re having trouble making vegan macarons, here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you out:

  1. Make sure you’re using the right kind of almond flour. Almond flour that’s too fine will make your macarons dense, while almond flour that’s too coarse will make them crumbly.
  2. Check your baking powder to make sure it’s fresh. If it’s not, your macarons may not rise properly.
  3. Be careful not to overmix the batter. Overmixing will result in tough macarons.
  4. Make sure the oven is preheated before you bake the macarons. If it’s not, they may spread and lose their shape.

Delicious Recipes for Vegan Macarons

If you thought vegan macarons were impossible to make, think again! These delicious little French cookies can be made without any eggs or dairy, and they’re just as light and airy as the traditional kind. Plus, they come in a variety of fun flavors that everyone will love.

To make vegan macarons, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, sift together the almond flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the aquafaba, cream of tartar, and granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. If you’d like your macarons to be colored, add a few drops of food coloring now and stir to combine. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is evenly mixed.

Next, transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe small circles onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, making sure each one is about 1 inch in diameter. Tap the baking sheet on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles. Let the macarons sit for

Conclusion

Making vegan macarons can be both a fun and rewarding experience. With the right ingredients, tools, and techniques you can create delicious treats that even non-vegans will love. It’s important to take your time when making these bite-sized delights as careful attention to detail is key for achieving the perfect texture and flavor.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and colors – there are so many possibilities! We hope our guide has given you some insight into how to make scrumptious vegan macarons in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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