Delightful French Macaron Recipe

 

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:

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  • 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)

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

Pork Sandwich Recipe

 

Party food sometimes has a reputation for being unhealthy, but that does not have to be the case. Nor should you have to resort to the standard veggie tray platter either. While quick and easy, pre-made party platters are both expensive and impersonal. If you are planning a work party and want to bring a healthy contribution that doesn’t skimp on taste, there are plenty of healthy party food recipes to be found on the Internet. Below is a recipe of a roasted pork sandwich that is delicious and good for you too!

 

I discovered this recipe on accident when I told a friend to use some of my whiskey as part of a marinade for pork chops. Instead of using a shot, he used half the bottle. They were the best pork chops I ever had. This recipe is a modified version of the marinade my friend made.

 

The use of whiskey gives the pork a strong flavor, but the presence of the honey keeps it sweet and tangy. If you enjoy the unique flavor of this sandwich, try investigating other recipes for party foods on the Internet. You never know what new favorites you may discover.

 

Ingredients

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4 pounds boneless pork loin

½ cup black pepper

¼ cup rosemary

¼ cup salt

 

¼ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

 

¾ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

¼ cup chili powder

¼ cup cornstarch

 

1 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey

2 tablespoons oregano

1 tablespoon basil

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 teaspoons paprika

1 ½ teaspoons salt

 

Directions

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In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup Tennessee Honey with the red pepper flakes. Let sit one hour.

 

In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, ¼ cup of chili powder and ¾ cup of Tennessee Honey. Heat over medium-low until the cornstarch is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

 

Meanwhile, combine 1 cup whiskey, ¼ cup chili powder, 1 tablespoon pepper, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, oregano, basil and paprika in a large bowl. Add the red pepper whiskey and the cornstarch whiskey and stir vigorously until thoroughly mixed.

 

In a small bowl, combine ½ cup pepper, ¼ cup rosemary and ¼ cup salt. Rub this mixture into the pork loin until it is worked in.

 

Using a brush, rub as much of the whiskey marinade onto the pork loin as possible. Put the pork and the remaining marinade in a 9×13 baking dish, cover, and let sit for at least two hours, rotating the meat at least once. Soaking the meat overnight will produce a better flavor.

 

Heat the oven to 350 degrees when ready and cook the pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. This will take about an hour.

 

When the pork has cooled, cut it into thin slices using a meat slicer or knife. Place a healthy amount on your favorite sliced bread and top it with a slice of tomato, red onion, some cucumbers and Swiss cheese. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally, serve and enjoy.

 

Healthy Banana Chocolate Breakfast Bars Make Mornings Easier

 

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Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in the rush to get the family to work and school, breakfast is often skipped or left to the drive-thru. Breakfast bars are an easy way to make breakfast ahead of time to make mornings easier. This recipe features bananas, oats and sweet chocolate chips, without any added butter, sugar or flour. They would also be great as a multigrain snack. Make these easy homemade breakfast bars to give everyone in the family the nutritious start to the day that they need.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

Total Time: 45 minutes, including cooling time

 

Servings: 16

 

Ingredients:

 

For Bars:

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2 1/4 cups gluten-free oats

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 medium ripe bananas

2 teaspoons pure gluten-free vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup chocolate chips

 

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2 tablespoons chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

 

Instructions:

 

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a nine-inch by nine-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

 

Make oat flour by placing the oats in a food processor a blender. Pulse or blend the oats for two to three minutes or until the oatmeal resembles a finely ground flour. Stop the blender or food processor every 30 seconds to stir the oats, ensuring that all get evenly pulsed. Transfer the oat flour to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in the baking powder, Chia seeds, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set the bowl to the side.

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Next, smash the bananas with a potato masher or a fork until they are smooth. Place them in a small bowl and add the vanilla, applesauce and honey. Stir until the mixture is well-combined. Add the banana mixture to the oat flour mixture. Stir just until the flour is no longer visible. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan, making sure that it is even.

 

Bake for 15 minutes or until a knife that is inserted in the center of the bars comes out clean with very few crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for ten to 15 minutes on a wire cooling rack.

 

While the bars cool, prepare the chocolate drizzle by placing two tablespoons of the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a glass bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until all of the chocolate chips are melted and the chocolate and oil are combined. Allow to cool briefly before placing the chocolate mixture in a piping bag and drizzling over the cooled bars. Cut the bars into 16 squares. Enjoy these gluten free crunchy snacks immediately or place in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the week.

 

Note: This breakfast bars healthy recipe can be prepared in advance and then frozen. Once the bars are baked, cooled and sliced, place them in a resealable zip-top bag, pushing the air out as it is sealed. Place flat in the freezer. When ready to serve, re-heat the bars individually for 30 seconds in the microwave or until warmed through.