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.
Keeping: Several days in a metal box.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put 1 lb + 4.0 oz ground almonds, 8.5 oz icing sugar and 0.4 oz Vanilla sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #2
Add 3.9 oz egg white and 1.2 oz Stewed apple (compote)...

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Amiens macaroons : Photo of step #3
...and mix thoroughly.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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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.
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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

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
405 Kcal or 1,696 Kj8 gr46 gr21 gr
20 %3 %4 %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).

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Home made.

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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: Chocolate almond cookies, Arlesian Biscuits, Apple Strudel, Amaretti, Financiers, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moist Lemon Cake, Linzer torte, Arlesian Biscuits, Armagnac marzipan, Almond cream or frangipane, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crust for tea, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Almond tuiles, Armagnac marzipan, Brioche royale, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Génoise (Genoa sponge), Clementine sorbet, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, Tatin apples with mascarpone cream, ... All

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