Mamma mia! Continuing with the junk food macaron recipe theme, I thought I'd try my hand at mini pizza macarons. With a sweet jammy filling, a vivid red icing base and scatterings of sprinkles, these sugary treats couldn't be further than the savoury snack.
Shopping list.(Makes 12 medium or 24 mini)
♥ Two egg whites, preferably aged for 1-3 days in the fridge
♥ 75g caster sugar
♥ 90g icing sugar
♥ 75g ground almonds, sieved until fine
♥ Light brown food colouring
For the decoration
♥ 50g icing sugar
♥ Red food colouring, I used Sugarflair Scarlet
♥ Red, white, yellow and green sprinkles
Begin by following my basic macaron step by step, using the light brown gel. I used the tiniest drop of Sugarflair's "Autumn Leaf" to create the perfect pizza base.
Preheat your oven to 150 degrees and bake, as in the tutorial, for 15 minutes.
Tip: Before you bake them, it's important that they are dry to the touch to prevent cracking.
When completely cool and full of jam - it's time to decorate!
Step one. Mix up the icing sugar with just a few drops of water to create a very thick icing. Add in the red until it reached a tomatoey sauce shade.
Step two. Fill a piping bag and secure the end. Then carefully draw circles of icing on the top. Flood the circle with more icing - as this will prevent it from dripping down the sides.
Step three. While still wet, scatter with the basil, cheese and tomato... I mean, sprinkles!
What do you think? What macaron recipe shall I try making next? Or have I gone a bit macaron mad?