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Amiens macaroons

Amiens macaroons

These macaroons, famous since the 16th century, are small, soft almond-flavoured cakes. This recipe is much easier to make than the one for the classic Parisian macarons.

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Last modified on: February 13th 2013

For 25 Amiens macaroons, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
24 min.25 min.49 min.
Preservation: Several days in a metal box.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put 250 g ground almonds, 240 g icing sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk.
Stage 2
3 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #2 Add 110 g egg white and 35 g Stewed apple (compote)...
Stage 3
3 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #3 ...and mix thoroughly.
Stage 4
10 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #4 Place small heaps of the mixture on a non-stick baking sheet (this is important as the macaroons tend to stick).

Do not place the heaps too close together as the mixture will spread a little during cooking.
Stage 5
3 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #5 If possible, spray the tops with a little water as this helps them to turn a nice golden brown as they cook.
Stage 6
25 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #6 Bake for about 25 minutes, watching for colouration.: the macaroons should stay fairly pale, but with a golden brown edge.

Unstick the macaroons from the baking sheet while still hot, as this is easier, and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 25 Amiens macaroons : 6.42 €
Per Amiens macaroons : 0.26 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond mug cake for Mary, Chestnut moelleux, Apple and almond gratin, Apple Strudel, Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pink Reims biscuits, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Stuffed prunes, Calissons, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Piped petits-fours, How to beat egg whites, Coconut paste, Meringues, Almond macaroon cake, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cherry clafoutis, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Cochelin d'Evreux, Kouign-amann, ... All

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