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Fig Marzipan Filled Chocolate Macaroons

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Fig Marzipan Filled Chocolate Macaroons
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moderate
Difficulty
50 min.
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Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

for 30 pieces (macaroons)
For the macaroons
3
1 teaspoon
1 pinch
1 cup
sugar (scant)
1.333 cups
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
For the filling
1 ¼ cups
dried Fig
1 tablespoon
3 ½ ounces
Marzipan (finely grated)
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Preparation steps

Step 1/9
For the macaroons: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
Step 2/9
Whisk the egg whites with the lemon juice, salt and sugar until the sugar has dissolved and the egg whites are glossy and form very stiff peaks.
Step 3/9
Mix together the almonds, cornflour, cocoa powder and cinnamon and fold carefully into the egg whites.
Step 4/9
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a large nozzle and pipe around 50-60 small mounds (approximately3 cm| 1 1/2" in size) onto the baking tray, at 3cm intervals.
Step 5/9
Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 6/9
For the filling: place the figs and liqueur in a food processor or blender and work to a puree.
Step 7/9
Scrape the figs into a bowl with the grated marzipan and mix well.
Step 8/9
Divide the fig marzipan into 25-30 pieces, roll into balls and flatten slightly.
Step 9/9
Place each piece of fig marzipan between two macaroons and press together gently.

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