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French Macarons Exposed

Join us as we explore this delectable treat!

Episode Description

The French Macaron is a highly sought after, delectable treat. Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Austin Archdeacon, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment discuss how to produce these tasty little treats!

Metric Recipe

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Egg Whites (Batch 1)

1.5 kg

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Egg Whites (Batch 2)

2 kg

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Almond Flour (Blanched)

5 kg

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Confectionery Sugar

5 kg

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Granulated Sugar

4.5 kg

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Water

1 kg

Standard Recipe

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Egg Whites (Batch 1)

3.3 lb.

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Egg Whites (Batch 2)

4.4 lb.

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Almond Flour (Blanched)

11 lb.

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Confectionery Sugar

11 lb.

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Granulated Sugar

9.9 lb.

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Water

2.2 lb.

Methodology

Create Simple Syrup

Create simple syrup that will be used for the meringue. Heat both the water and granulated sugar to a temperature of 240°F (115.5°C). Avoid disturbing the mixture. Mixing can result in crystallization.

Sift Dry Ingredients

Sift both the almond flour and confectionery sugar into a large mixing bowl.

Add Egg Whites

Add the second batch of egg whites with your dry ingredients and proceed to mix using a Planetary Mixer (paddle attachment).

Make Italian Meringue

Whip the first batch of egg whites, once they begin to develop a peak, add the the simple syrup. Continue mixing until bowl feels like it has cooled down to the touch.

Fold Ingredients

Fold the meringue mixture into the almond flour mixture.

Deposit Batter

Deposit batter onto cookie sheets.

Rest Batter

Let deposited batter rest on the cookie sheet for approximately 20 minutes or until a shell forms on the deposits.

Bake

Bake at 293°F (145°C) for 4 minutes and then lower temperature to 266°F (130°C) for another 5 minutes.

Cool & Fill

Cool French Macarons to room temperature and proceed to create sandwiches with the filling of your choice.

Enjoy

Enjoy your freshly baked French Macarons!

About Erika Record Baking Equipment

Erika Record Baking Equipment is the leading manufacturer and distributor of retail/commercial bakery equipment. For over 20 years, we have provided our customers with both excellent equipment and outstanding customer service. Our products include: bagel/bread/roll slicers, bread and roll systems, cake slicers, cookie presses, depositors, divider/rounders, mixers, sheeters/makeup tables, ovens, and more! For more information please visit: www.erikarecord.com.

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