How to Bake French Macaroons in the Alto Shaam CTP

Technique is key when baking these french macaroons. But the combi adds the gentle touch to making these perfection.

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How to Bake French Macaroons in the Alto Shaam CTP Recipe
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Weigh out all ingredients, exactly.

Weigh out all ingredients, exactly.

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Run both the almond flour and sugar through a sieve first.

Run both the almond flour and sugar through a sieve first.

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Then add to a robo coupe and pulse until a fine powder. Scrap around the edges once or twice.

Then add to a robo coupe and pulse until a fine powder. Scrap around the edges once or twice.

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Place mixture into a medium size bowl and set aside.

Place mixture into a medium size bowl and set aside.

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Add sugar and water to a pot over medium flame.

Add sugar and water to a pot over medium flame.

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Add 110g of egg whites to a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment.

Add 110g of egg whites to a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment.

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Pour the other 110g of egg whites to the almond flour mixture and let sit.

Pour the other 110g of egg whites to the almond flour mixture and let sit.

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Whisk the egg whites until foamy.

Whisk the egg whites until foamy.

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Stir the sugar until it reaches 250F (121C).

Stir the sugar until it reaches 250F (121C).

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With the mixer running slowly, add hot sugar mix by drizzling down side of the bowl. Do not add too quickly.

With the mixer running slowly, add hot sugar mix by drizzling down side of the bowl. Do not add too quickly.

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Whip until soft peaks form and the egg whites are glossy.

Whip until soft peaks form and the egg whites are glossy.

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Gently, fold meringue into the almond flour mix, adding 1/3 of meringue at a time. Slow and steady.

Gently, fold meringue into the almond flour mix, adding 1/3 of meringue at a time. Slow and steady.

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Mixture will form a glossy texture that ribbons. Add your food coloring gel at this point.

Mixture will form a glossy texture that ribbons. Add your food coloring gel at this point.

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Gently mix until color is even.   This step will take practice to achieve-mix just enough to release some of the air in the batter otherwise macaroons will puff too much when baking. Do not over mix.

Gently mix until color is even. This step will take practice to achieve-mix just enough to release some of the air in the batter otherwise macaroons will puff too much when baking. Do not over mix.

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Pipe small discs onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Make sure to drop pan numerous times on the table to release any air bubbles.

Pipe small discs onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Make sure to drop pan numerous times on the table to release any air bubbles.

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Wet your finger to smooth over any lumps or points from piping.

Wet your finger to smooth over any lumps or points from piping.

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Let sit out in a non-humid, room temp. environment to form a skin. Min. 30 min-overnight.

Let sit out in a non-humid, room temp. environment to form a skin. Min. 30 min-overnight.

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Shells should look matte and not stick to your finger when touched.

Shells should look matte and not stick to your finger when touched.

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Create a program. First step: Preheat 285F (140C).

Create a program. First step: Preheat 285F (140C).

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2nd step: Conv. 285F (140C)- 15 min. - Reduced Mode- 20% fan- 100% humidity.

2nd step: Conv. 285F (140C)- 15 min. - Reduced Mode- 20% fan- 100% humidity.

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Place macaroons into the combi (avoiding the top shelves). Macaroons will rise evenly.  *If they do not rise evenly, mixing technique, air temp to form the skin or ingredients may be off.*

Place macaroons into the combi (avoiding the top shelves). Macaroons will rise evenly. *If they do not rise evenly, mixing technique, air temp to form the skin or ingredients may be off.*

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Remove from oven and cool completely before piping with a ganache.

Remove from oven and cool completely before piping with a ganache.

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Macaroons taste even better when covered and stored in the cooler for a few hours or overnight.

Macaroons taste even better when covered and stored in the cooler for a few hours or overnight.

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Ingredients

300 Grams Almond flour/meal 
300 Grams Powdered sugar 
300 Grams Caster sugar 
220 Grams Aged egg whites 
75 Grams Tap water 
Color gel 
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