Chocolate Macarons

Macarons are very popular sweets these days. Given that I have celiac disease, I was very skeptic when someone tells me that they are gluten free, so I refused to try them in restaurants. Until one month ago, when I saw them in one candy store with gluten free mark. It was very delicious. I tried many flavors, but all of them had something in common, some familiar taste that I have tried long ago. Suddenly I figure out. Macarons are actually the “padobranci”! Padobranci are an old cookie recipe, I use to eat when I was little. The difference is that today you can find Macarons in a million different colors and different flavors. 

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One thing I really don’t like here are those artificial colors and artificial flavors. I am sure that all these colors and flavors we can get mixing different kinds of fruits. For the very first time, I tried with chocolate macarons. I thought it would be the most easier … and I was right. It was easy. 

Ingredients

Meringue:

3 egg whites
2 tsp lemon juice
9 tbsp sugar
100g ground almonds
1 tbsp cocoa powder

Filling:

100g dark chocolate
2 tbsp chocolate cream
150ml whipping cream

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If you have celiac disease be sure that cocoa powder, dark chocolate, chocolate cream and whipping cream are gluten free. As you probably already know, these products have a predisposition to be contaminated with gluten.

Someone says that Macarons are most delicious after 3-4 days, but don’t wait that long. They are also very delicious after 3-4 seconds.
Here is 2 minutes video with all instructions that will help you make these beauties. It is simple as it looks. I am sure you will enjoy both, making and eating!

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