Double Chocolate Macarons

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Double Chocolate Macarons
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 20 min.
Preparation
Calories:
175
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie175 kcal(8 %)
Protein3.34 g(3 %)
Fat11.25 g(10 %)
Carbohydrates17.46 g(12 %)
Sugar added9.43 g(38 %)
Roughage0.81 g(3 %)
Vitamin A29.88 mg(3,735 %)
Vitamin D0.09 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.87 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.04 mg(4 %)
Niacin0.27 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate0.39 μg(0 %)
Pantothenic acid0.06 mg(1 %)
Biotin0.52 μg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.04 μg(1 %)
Vitamin C0.03 mg(0 %)
Potassium59.04 mg(1 %)
Calcium23.92 mg(2 %)
Magnesium35.24 mg(12 %)
Iron1.36 mg(9 %)
Iodine4.29 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.22 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.91 g
Cholesterol8.45 mg

Ingredients

for
16
For the macaroons
3 ½ ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3 egg whites
1 cup Almond flour
¾ cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
For the filling
cup cream (48% fat)
3 ½ ounces plain Chocolate
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Chocolate

Preparation steps

1.
Heat the oven to 140ºC (120º fan) 275ºF, gas 1. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2.
Melt the chocolate in a small pan set over a bowl of gently simmering water. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks and set aside.
3.
Mix together the almonds, sugar and cocoa powder and gently fold into the egg whisked egg whites. Add the melted chocolate and mix gently but thoroughly.
4.
Drop about 32 small spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray and gently flatten the tops. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on the baking trays for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
5.
For the filling: heat the cream until almost boiling. Put the chocolate in a small bowl then pour over the hot cream. Mix gently then stir in the butter and let cool. Beat well with a wooden spoon until the filling is thick and fluffy then sandwich together the macaroons.