Macaroons with a clementine jam Recipe

A crisp shell made with an Italian meringue and a quick jam set using pectin.

  • Preparation
    30mins
  • Cooking time
    15mins
  • Rest time
    30mins
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Ingredients
Pour pieces
  • For the macaroon
  • Ground almonds : 200 g
  • Icing sugar : 200 g
  • Caster sugar : 200 g
  • Water : 50 ml
  • Egg white(s) : 150 g
  • For the filling
  • Powdered food colouring : 2 g
  • Ground cinnamon : 2 Tsp
  • Frozen celeriac purée : 400 g
  • Caster sugar : 200 g
  • Pectin : 10 g
  • Lemon(s) : 0.5 whole
Method
  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the oven to 145'C.

    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.or use a fine sieve.

    Place the water and the caster sugar in a saucepan and heat to 118'C. 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.

    Add the remaining egg whites to the icing sugar and almond mixture and mix well until you obtain a paste , Add a spoonful of the meringue mixture at the time and fold it in. 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. Transfer to the oven and cook until the macaroons feet are created, after that keep on opening the oven door every minute or two to turn the macaroons. Macaroons are ready when they don't stick in the paper anymore , it'll take around 12/15min.

  • ETAPE 2

    Place the clementine puree in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir often to make sure the fruit doesn't burn. Add the sugar mixed with pectin and cinnamon, stir to combine, and cook for about 5 minutes. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice and then leave to cool completely.

Chef's tip

«Try changing the fruit fillings or spices. Be creative, have fun.»

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