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

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For 25 Amiens macaroons, you will need:

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24 min.25 min.49 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Amiens macaroons
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
Add 110 g egg white and 35 g Stewed apple (compote)...

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Amiens macaroons
...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Amiens macaroons
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
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
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.
Several days in a metal box.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,614 Kcal or 10,944 Kj53 gr299 gr138 gr
131 %20 %28 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
429 Kcal or 1,796 Kj9 gr49 gr23 gr
21 %3 %5 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
105 Kcal or 440 Kj2 gr12 gr6 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 Amiens macaroons : 6.37 €
  • Per Amiens macaroons : 0.25 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Beurre d'escargot, Calissons, Caramelized apple rice pudding, Moist chocolate cake, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sweet pastry, Armagnac marzipan, Brioche slices with almond cream, Moist Lemon Cake, Clementine Chantilly, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Walnut paste, Stuffed prunes, Pistachio "Financiers", Peach and verbena feuilleté, Chocolate madeleines, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gâteau Basque , Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Cramique, Pear compote , Yvetot Douillons, ... All
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