Christmas Alpaca Macarons

December 24, 2023

Christmas Alpaca Macarons

Celebrate Christmas this year with these adorable Christmas Alpaca macarons 🦙 Alpacas are one of my favourite animals, and I've made alpaca macarons previously. I decided to revisit this design for Christmas this year with a new design and gave them little Christmas hats 🤭

Watch my video to learn how to pipe these macarons with designs in real time. My macaron recipe is below if you want to make these macarons for yourself. 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! 

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 
[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 this designs, we will be preparing 1 main batter colour which is white for the alpaca. Before preparing the white batter, scoop out roughly 2 tablespoons of batter for red, 1 teaspoon for black. Add food colouring to get the desired colours. To each of the batter, continue the macaronage process until you get a molten-like mixture and drips down like a ribbon when lifted. Transfer to piping bags. 
5. Watch my video to see how to pipe the shells. 
6. 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.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for approximately 15 minutes.
8. Let shells cool and pipe with your desired filling.

Christmas Alpaca Macarons

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