If you’re searching for classy hens party ideas, macarons from France can be terrific options for you. Not only are these French sandwich cookies absolutely delectable, but they also can give your celebration an air of class and sophistication. A great high tea recipe and plate of macarons can do wonders for any hens party. When you need hens day ideas for delectable treats, you simply cannot go wrong with classic French macarons. Thankfully, this French macarons recipe is a delight and is also very easy to prepare.
Before you begin preparing your macarons, you have to gather all of your necessary ingredients. A quick trip to the grocery store should be just fine. You also may already have some of the necessary ingredients in your kitchen at home. The required ingredients are the following:
- Almond extract (1/4 of a teaspoon)
- Big egg whites (four total)
- Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
- Almond meal (1 and 1/4 cup)
- Confectioner’s sugar (1 and 3/4 cup)
- Granulated sugar (half a cup)
- Strained jam (you can swap this out with any sweet filling option you like, however)
Begin preparing your French macarons by beating confectioner’s sugar and almond meal together. Then sieve the blend into a big bowl. Whip your egg whites until they take on a foamy appearance and texture. This process should take anywhere between one and two minutes total. Gradually introduce both almond extract and granulated sugar. Stir until you get to the medium-peak stage. The mixture should have a glossy look at this point. This process generally requires anywhere between three and five minutes.
Fold your egg whites into your almond blend. Do this until both elements merge successfully. Then enthusiastically blend everything together using a spatula. Do this until the blend has a soft and even texture that’s similar to that of honey. Do this until it descends quickly, as well. Then transport this blend over to a pastry bag. Remove roughly half an inch from the tip. Place your rounds (one inch) on parchment paper. Be sure to space them roughly an inch away from each other.
Allow everything to dry for anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. Wait until you notice that the upper portions are both dry and solid in texture. Then preheat your oven to exactly 350 degrees. Bake all of sheets individually. Do so for 14 minutes each time, with single rotations. Allow everything to cool down completely over wire racks. Then you can end the process by filling your macarons with your preferred option, whether strained jam or anything else. You can then sandwich your cookies. Voila! You’ve just prepared a wonderful treat for your upcoming hens party. If you want to feed the guests of your hens party treats that are a wonderful combination of familiar and exotic, then there aren’t many better choices around than macarons. Although macarons are joyous sandwich cookies that are sweet and scrumptious, they also give an impression of Europe and France, taste-wise. This French macaron recipe not only is a piece of cake, but it’s also not at all time-consuming.