Foodie Friday- French Macaroons

SHERMAN, TX-- Chef Carter with Le Paris Bakery and Café joins us to put together a decadent, melt-in-your mouth treat for an afternoon celebration.

While they may look intimidating to make when you see them at a local bakery, macaroons only have four ingredients. With a little bit of food coloring, these sweet treats also can be color-coordinated with your graduate's school colors.

For those who may not have the time or culinary skills, you can pre-order specialty cakes and other confectionery creations from Le Paris with a little notice.

Le Paris is open daily.

French Macaroons Recipe

1 cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 cup Almond Flour
2 Egg whites
1/4 cup Caster sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar (optional)
Food coloring (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Sift powdered sugar and almond flour, set aside.
3. Whisk egg whites with a mixer on medium speed, mix until egg white form a soft peak, add caster sugar a little at a time until egg whites form a stiff peak.
4. Fold the almond flour and powdered sugar mixture into the egg white. It should be glossy or shiny, not runny.
5. Add food coloring if desired.
6. Pipe onto sheet pan using a medium plain pastry tip.
7. Let macaroons set for 15 to 30 minutes, until dry to the touch.
8. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 min.

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