Beauty and the Beast Macarons

February 21, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Macarons

Beauty and the Beast Macarons

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney princess movie, and I was enthralled from the beginning till the end by its characters, medley, and story. Even though the movie had simple 2D animation, it still managed to charm its way to become a memorable piece of my childhood.

I will always remember musical pieces like Lumière belting "Be Our Guest" with other castle objects that seemed to defy gravity, and the touching "Beauty and the Beast" sung by Mrs Potts. It is in those meaningful lyrics that Disney managed to speak not just to children, but to resonate with adults too - a recipe for robust family entertainment. 

More importantly, the film taught me a valuable lesson that would shape me at a young age - beauty is found within. Looking back, this is probably the reason I tend to gravitate towards the good in everyone and every thing... sometimes overlooking the bad and thus hurting myself in the process. Those were painful but necessary lessons, but till today I still seek to find beauty in the places others don't see. 

Beauty and the Beast Macarons
“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.”
– Narrator


So, like most people, I CANNOT WAIT for Beauty and the Beast (2017) to be released! The casting is perfect (yayyyyy Emma Watson). Thus, with excitement, I baked these Beauty and the Beast Macarons. Featuring Belle, Beast, Cogsworth, Lumière, Mrs Potts, Chip, and not forgetting the Enchanted Rose.

Truth be told, these designs are a bit complicated and definitely requires some patience if you are thinking of baking them. Especially Lumière, as he is pretty fragile~ However, if you are a big fan of the movie like me, I hope my video tutorial will be helpful in recreating these macarons!

Beauty and the Beast Macarons
The lovers: Belle and Beast 

Beauty and the Beast Macarons
Macaron feet~

Beauty and the Beast Macarons
Lumière and Cogsworth

Beauty and the Beast Macarons

The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.
– Narrator




BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MACARONS
by Sumopocky

Yield: ~ 16 macarons - approximately 2-3 per design

Ingredients
[For Macaron Shells] 
Meringue: 70g of Egg whites + 90g of Castor sugar
80g of Almond flour
80g of Powdered/icing sugar
Food colouring: Brown, Yellow, Red, Black, Green
1/4 teaspoon of Cocoa powder

[For Macaron Filling]
Select your macaron filling here
Directions
[For Macaron Shells] 
1. Make the meringue. In a bowl, beat the egg whites on low speed using an electric mixer until it is white and frothy (approximately 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar 1/4 at a time. When the first addition of sugar has completely dissolved (approximately 1 minute later), increase the mixer speed to medium and add until all the sugar has been incorporated. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
2. Sift the almond flour and icing sugar to the meringue.
3. Begin macaronage. Using a spatula, start the macaronage process by folding and lightly scraping the top of the batter. Continue until the wet and dry ingredients just start to combine.
4. Scoop some batter for decoration. You will need about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of batter per colour, except for yellow that is 2 tablespoons. Add food colouring and continue the macaronage, then transfer to piping bags with small tips.
Colour of batter
Brown
Yellow
Pink
Black
Red
Green
White

Food Colouring
Brown
Yellow
A bit of red
Black
Red
Green
N.A.
5. Split the remaining batter into 2 equal portions for beige and white batter. To get the beige batter, sift 1/4 tsp of cocoa powder. Then, continue the macaronage process, until you get a molten-like mixture and drips down like a ribbon when lifted. Transfer to piping bags with a medium round tip, putting 1 teaspoon of beige batter in a piping bag with a small tip to draw details.
6. Pipe out batter onto parchment paper. Please refer to video above for demonstration. 
Design
Belle
Beast
Cogsworth

Chip
Mrs Potts
The Enchanted Rose

Lumière

Base Colour of Batter
Peach/Beige



White



White and Yellow
7. Let the shells dry in a non humid place or an air conditioned room. You should be able to touch it gently with the tip of your finger without it sticking.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 10 - 13 minutes.
9. Let shells cool and pipe with your desired filling. Enjoy~

Beauty and the Beast Macarons

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