January 13, 2022

tiger macarons chinese new year

Happy Chinese New Year! This coming year, we are celebrating the Year of the Tiger 🐯I baked some Tiger, Mandarin Oranges, and Auspicious Red and Gold macarons to welcome the new lunar year. 

tiger macarons chinese new year

The Tiger macarons are filled with Earl Grey Ganache, the smiling Mandarin Orange macarons are filled with Dark chocolate Ganache, and the Red & Gold macarons are filled with Cookies and Cream or Raspberry Ganache. 

Have a roarin' 2022 everyone 🧧

by Sumopocky

Yield: approximately 20 macarons
[For Macaron Shells] 
Meringue: 70g of Egg whites + 90g of Castor sugar
80g of Almond flour
80g of Powdered/icing sugar
Food colouring
Edible gold dust 
[For Macaron Filling]
Select your macaron filling here

[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 become combined. In other words, you can't see traces/clumps of almond flour/icing sugar in the meringue. At this point, the batter should still be quite tacky.
4. Prepare different colours of batter. For these designs, we will be preparing 2 main batter colours, so split the batter into 1/3 portion for Red, and 2/3 portion for Orange. For decoration, we will need - White, Pink, Black, and Green. Watch my video to see my tips on how to pipe the shells. 
5. 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.
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 15 minutes.
7. Let shells cool and pipe with your desired filling. Enjoy~
tiger macarons chinese new year

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  1. Hello,

    Amazing recipe, it is so cute! I love all of your recipes and cute designs. You are so talented, I really enjoy it all!

    I have a question about macaron baking. I'm a beginning baker - I just started this new hobby - so I'm not very advanced at macarons, especially. Do you have any tips on baking macarons? Or baking in general? As well, how do you make sure macaron shells don't crack? My macaron shells have been cracking quite a lot.

    Thanks so much! Love your recipes and blog! Happy Chinese New Year~

    -Amara M.

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