Delicate French patisseries made with ground almonds and filled with a white chocolate and orange marmelade cream.
Preheat the oven to 155'C.
Pass the almonds and icing sugar through a medium sieve to remove any lumps.
Whisk the egg whites with 150g of caster sugar. Whisk until you have a semi-stiff and glossy meringue.
Stir in one third of the dry ingredients. Once incorporated, repeat with the second third and then the final third. Add the food colouring and work the mixture with a spatula until it is smooth, shiny and a dropping consistency.
Fill a piping bag with the macaroon mix and pipe the macaroons onto a lined baking tray. Tap the tray on your work surface to smooth out the tops and remove any large air bubbles. Leave the macaroons to dry for 15 minutes at room temperature. They are ready to cook when the surface is touch-dry. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. The macaroons are cooked when the top is firm. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, lift the macaroons from the baking parchment and turn them over. Allow to cool thoroughly before filling.
Mix together the egg yolks and the cornflour.
Place the milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the milk to the egg yolk mixture a little at a time. Return the liquid to the pan and whisk over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until the mixture comes to the boil. Pour the liquid into a bowl and set aside.
Place the white chocolate in a bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water. Stir the melted chocolate into the egg yolk and milk mixture and then place in the fridge and allow to cool. Once cool, mix the orange marmalade into the chocolate cream.
Fill half of the macaroon shell with the white chocolate and orange marmalade cream then top with a second macaroon shell to finish.
«Try making this recipe using any citrus preserve, lemon works really well with white chocolate.»