Nutty Sweet Sandwich Treats

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Nutty Sweet Sandwich Treats
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Health Score:
5,0 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 30 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
18
For the macaroons
1 ½ cups ground almonds
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 large egg whites
1 Tbsp Cherry syrup
1 tsp cocoa powder
To decorate
½ cup butter (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsps ground Pistachio
2 Tbsps Cherry jam
How healthy are the main ingredients?
almondPistachio

Preparation steps

1.
Oil and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.
2.
Grind the ground almonds and icing sugar together in a food processor to a very fine powder.
3.
Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks in a very clean bowl then carefully fold in the almond and sugar mixture with the cherry syrup.
4.
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large plain nozzle and pipe 2 (1/2) cm / 1" rounds onto the baking tray.
5.
Sprinkle with cocoa and leave the uncooked macaroons to stand for 30 minutes to form a skin.
6.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150° fan) | 325F | gas 3.
7.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp on the outside and still a bit chewy in the middle.
8.
Slide the greaseproof paper onto a cold work surface and leave the macaroons to cool completely.
9.
Beat the butter with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy then beat in the icing sugar a quarter at a time.
10.
Use a whisk to incorporate the milk and ground pistachios, then whisk for 2 minutes or until smooth and well whipped.
11.
Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a medium plain nozzle and pipe an even round onto the back of the macaroons.
12.
Top half of them with a spoonful of cherry jam and sandwich together with the other half.
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