Raspberry and tonka bean macaroons Recipe

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Les ingrédients

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  • For the macaroon
  • Ground almonds : 200 g
  • Icing sugar : 200 g
  • Caster sugar : 200 g
  • Water : 50 ml
  • Egg white(s) : 150 g
  • Red food colour powder : 2 g
  • Frozen raspberries : 300 g
  • Caster sugar : 120 g
  • For the garnish(es)
  • Agar agar : 1 g
  • Tonka bean(s) : 1 whole


  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the oven to 160'C.

  • ETAPE 2

    Make the macaroon shells: place the ground almonds and the icing sugar in a food processor and mix to give a fine, lump-free powder.

  • ETAPE 3

    Place the water and the caster sugar in a saucepan and heat to 118'C, stirring continuously. Whilst this mixture is heating, whisk 75g of egg whites. Once the sugar has reached 118'C, add it to the egg whites and whisk until the mixture cools down. Add the food colouring and mix gently.

  • ETAPE 4

    Add the remaining egg whites to the icing sugar and almond mixture. Add a spoonful of the meringue mixture, mix together and then fold in the rest of the meringue. Once the mixture reaches the ribbon stage, place it in a piping bag and then pipe the macaroons on to a lined baking sheet. Gently tap the baking tray down on to the work surface and then use a fine grater to sprinkle a little tonka bean over the macaroons. Transfer to the oven and cook for 10 minutes, turning the baking tray around after 5 minutes.

  • ETAPE 5

    For the garnish: place the sugar in a frying pan and melt to make a caramel before adding the raspberries. Cook until you have a jam and then grate in the rest of the tonka bean. Add the agar agar to the pan (1g of agar agar for 400g of raspberry jam) and bring the mixture to the boil. Place in a bowl and place in the fridge to cool down.

  • ETAPE 6

    Place a teaspoon of the raspberry filling on to half of the macaroon shells. Top with a second macaroon shell to finish.

Chef's tip

«Leave the macaroons to rest for 10-12 minutes before baking.»

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