December 19, 2017

christmas macarons

christmas macarons

christmas macarons

For Christmas this year, I baked new festive macaron designs - Winter Sloth, Winter Bunny, and Polar bear. These designs by wildwhimsywoolies are simply too adorable, and I just had to make macaron versions of them. 

christmas macarons
Winter Sloth

I also baked my classic Christmas macaron designs like the Snowman, Gingerbread man, and Christmas tree. I can't decide which is my favourite out of all the 6 designs!

christmas macarons

christmas macarons

My mind is not feeling very eloquent today, so let's just head right straight to the recipe for the Winter Sloth, Winter Bunny, and Polar Bear macarons. 

Click on the links below for other Christmas macaron recipes:
• Snowman
• Gingerbread man 
• Christmas tree
• Christmas wreath
• Rudolf
• Winter Rilakkuma 

Merry Christmas!

Winter Sloth, Winter Bunny, Polar Bear
by Sumopocky

Yield: ~ 30 macarons

[For Macaron Shells]
Meringue: 105g of Egg whites + 135g of Castor sugar
120g of Almond flour
120g of Powdered/icing sugar
Food colouring: Black, Brown, Red, Green, Blue

[For Filling]
Click here for different flavours of macaron fillings!

[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. [Basic Macaron Tutorial Video]
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 till the ingredients just start to combine.
4. Scoop some batter for decoration according to the table below. Add food colouring as needed and continue the macaronage, then transfer to piping bags with small tips. Note: Portions are estimates only
Colour of batter
Reddish Brown

1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1.5 tbsp
1.5 tbsp
2.5 tbsp
1.5 tbsp
5. Split the remaining batter into 3 equal portions for Grey, White, and Reddish Brown batter. Add food colouring as necessary. 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.
6. Pipe out batter onto parchment paper. Please refer to video above for demonstration. 

Winter Sloth

Winter Bunny

Polar Bear

Base Batter


Reddish Brown


Batter for Decor

Grey (paws)
White (face, hat, claws)
Reddish brown (eyes)
Black (eyes)
Red (hat)

Reddish Brown (snout, ears, paws)
Pink/Black (nose)
Red (inner ears)
Black (eyes)
Green (scarf)

White (ears, snout, paws)
Pink (ears)
Blue (scarf)
Black (eyes)
7. Let the shells dry in a non humid place or in 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 before piping with filling. Enjoy!

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