Shopping list.(Makes 12 medium or 24 mini)
♥ Two egg whites, preferably separated and aged for 1-3 days in the fridge
♥ 75g caster sugar
♥ 90g icing sugar
♥ 75g ground almonds, sieved until fine
♥ Food colouring gel or powder - I used Sugarflair Autumn Leaf
♥ Nutella, nutella, nutella...
To make the shells, simply follow the basic macaron recipe from my macaron tutorial. The base is always the same and flavour is all in the filling! This recipe makes 24, although I doubled up and made 40 as it was for a the Comic Relief Office Bake Off. That and I'm a loser that has nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon.
When the shells are totally cool, it's Nutella time! The trick is to try and fill as many macarons as possible without accidentally eating the jarful. Simply twist the two halves together to make a full macaron - rather than pushing down with a risk of breaking the shell.
Oh and that jar of personalised Emily Nutella? Nope, still not used it. It's like I have to save it for a special occasion like a bottle of expensive champagne or something.
What are your favourite macaron (or macaroon) recipes? Or even your best loved Nutella recipes?