French macaroons don’t just look good, they taste wonderful too. However, as you may already know, macarons don’t come cheap. Depending on how much of a sweet tooth you are, you may find yourself spending a considerable amount of money on this delicious treat, especially when you are in a bad mood.
Luckily for you, it’s totally doable to make macaroons yourself, no matter how complicated it may look like. Of course, being an iconic French dessert, really good macaroons demand a high level of expertise. However, practice makes perfect, and if you don’t succeed the first time, it doesn’t hurt trying another time. If you are determined enough, you will not have to buy macaroons the next time you have a craving for them. To help you succeed the first time, here are some expert tips for making the best macaroons.
Follow these tips carefully to avoid making mistakes the first time you try.
You will need to whip the egg whites thoroughly to make macaroons, and while it’s totally fine to do it with a hand whisk, you will find it much easier to make use of an electric mixer.
There are many brands of mixers in the market so depending on your budget, you should have no trouble finding a good one. A handheld mixer may be compact and easy to carry, but a countertop one can be even more helpful. You can prepare other ingredients, clean up, or even browse Facebook while it’s working. If you don’t plan on doing a lot of baking, get an inexpensive low-powered one.
Kitchen Aid makes excellent countertop mixers. One thing to remember: If you want to make Italian-style meringue macaroons, then you will need to pour the hot sugar syrup in while beating the egg whites, and a countertop mixer comes in very handy.