It is the month of the year when everything is love, or at least it is supposed to be so. And all of this is so because of the Valentine’s Day. There are a lot of people all over the world who celebrate the holiday with their partners at home and have a romantic dinner together.
And that is why we decided to show you some DIY pink macaroons for the holiday. They are easy to make, very sweet and, of course, romantic. So, if you want to surprise your partner with some home-made sweets and treats, you can try these ones.
The first of the treat is a macaroon recipe. Here is what you need to do to make yourself red or pink macaroons.
3 cups of powdered sugar
3 egg white
1 cup of almond flour
¼ cup of sugar
¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar
For the filling:
7 tablespoons of butter
2 egg yolks
¼ cup of sugar
3 ½ tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
First you need to get a bowl and pour the powdered sugar in it. Then add the almond flour and mix it with the powdered sugar well. You may also sift the mixture in a sifter because this will help it become as powdery as possible.
Then pour the egg whites in a mixer and mix them until they turn into a consistency similar to foam. Then pour in the mixer the cream of tartar and continue mixing them for some time more.
Finally, you need to add the food coloring. If you have also decided to make the macaroons red, then you will need a red food coloring, but you will need to add only a couple of drops into the mixture. Add two drops at first and stir the mixture. Then if you find the color too light, you may add one more drop. And then make sure you continue mixing with the mixer so that the whole mixture has an even color.
The next thing you need to do is to mix the egg whites mixture with the sugar powder mixture and stir them carefully and slowly together so that the mixture has a smooth consistency once again. And your macaroon mixture is ready. Now you need to bake it.
It would be best to use a piping bag to create the macaroons with it but if you do not have it you could use a spoon, or other innovative methods. So, get a baking tin and line it with baking paper.
Then create the round macaroon shape with it. It depends on your preference, so you can create them smaller, or bigger, but the average width of the macaroons is about 3 cm.
Before putting them in the oven, it would be best to wait for about 30 minutes to let them harden and create their shape. When the time is up, bake them in the oven for 18-20 minutes at 150 C0. When they are ready, get the tin out of the oven and get the tin out of the oven. Let them cool down a little while you are preparing the filling.
Pour the 2 egg yolks in a bowl and whisk them. Then add the sugar by mixing the two ingredients together. When the mixture becomes nice add smooth add the tablespoons of milk.
Then you need to put the mixture into a saucepan and to heat it by constantly stirring slowly. You need to keep doing it until the mixture turns into one which is similar to a pudding. Then take the saucepan off the hot plate.
Then you need to smash the butter and then to add it into the saucepan with the warm mixture. Mix them well and then add the vanilla extract and again stir the mixture.
The next thing you may do is to color the filling of the macaroons by turning it pink as well. Add a couple of drops of red food coloring into the mixture and stir it all together.
The last thing you will need to do is to put the frosting in a piping bag. You will need two pieces of the paddies you created earlier and pour some of the frosting between them. This way they will kind of look like sandwiches, or even burgers. But as a whole, they will be macaroons.
And this is it! Enjoy your pink macaroons!