Donut Macaron Recipe

February 07, 2016

donut macaron

What is it about humans and the search for love? I've heard of the Greek mythology that suggests humans were originally born with 4 arms, 4 legs, and a head with two faces but were split up by Zeus. Thus, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.

That is one theory. But with if humans are like donuts, seeking for love to fill up that hole in the centre? It's not like one cannot function with that hole. A donut still tastes and look awesome, in fact, it puts some other baked goods to shame. Some ignore the hole, some have gotten used to it, and the rare few even take pride in it.

But the hole is apparent to most, and since then it's been a journey in search of the one who makes them whole again. And when they find love, it fills them up like chocolate or jam - like an awesome stuffed donut that gloriously explodes in your mouth when you bite into it. 

donut macaron

donut macaron

Anyhoooo, babbling aside, these donut macarons are part of my Valentine's day macarons series. They were fabulously fun to make and decorate. I've included 4 ways to decorate them, but really, you can be as creative as you want with these. You can also feel free to download and print/share the donut greeting card below, drawn by me! 

donut macaron
donut macaron
Please donut leave me.

Also, happy Chinese New Year to all who are celebrating! May you have a prosperous and blessed one. Enjoy the festive feasting!

by Sumopocky

Servings: Approximately 15 macarons
Time: 1.5 hour active time + baking time

[For Donut Macaron Shells] 
Meringue: 35g of Egg whites + 45g of Castor sugar
40g of Ground almonds
40g of Powdered/icing sugar
1 tbsp of Cocoa powder

[For Filling]
Fill the macarons with your desired flavours! You can also view my other macaron recipes for macaron filling flavours.

[Ideas For Decoration] 
Royal icing + Food colouring
Melted dark chocolate
Coloured sprinkles
Crushed almonds
Oreo crumbs

[For Donut Macaron Shells] 
1. In a large bowl, sift the ground almonds, icing sugar and cocoa powder.
2. In a separate bowl, make the meringue. Beat the egg whites on low speed using an electric mixer until it is white and frothy (approximately 1 minute)
3. 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.
4. Add the meringue to the sifted dry ingredients in Step 1. Using a spatula, start the macaronage process until the wet and dry ingredients. Read here on how to macaronage. Continue the macaronage process unti you get a molten-like mixture and drips down like a ribbon when lifted.
5. Transfer to a piping bag with a small tip and pipe rings, about 4 cm in diameter. Do not pipe them too thick as the batter will spread out and fill up the hole in the donut.
6. Let the shells dry for approximately 30 minutes in an air-conditioned room. You should be able to touch it gently with the tip of your finger without it sticking.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 10 - 13 minutes. Let it cool and fill with your favourite macaron filling. 

[Ideas For Decoration] 
Style 1: Use pink royal icing to fill one side of the macaron. Draw zig zag lines with white royal icing.
Style 2: Use pink royal icing to fill one side of the macaron and cover with coloured sprinkles.
Style 3: Use white royal icing to fill one side of the macaron and sprinkle with crushed oreo cookies
Style 4: Spread melted dark chocolate on one side of the macaron and sprinkle with crushed almonds

NOTE: Always let royal icing dry completely before stacking the macarons, or else they would smudge!

donut macaron

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