Vanilla Macarons filled with Mascarpone

 

J’adore les Macarons, especially the Parisian Macarons.  I just came back from Paris. It’s always a real pleasure to see all these French biscuits with a variety of colors, and a lot of flavors.

My favorite is raspberry! It’s so so scrumptious!

Vanilla Macarons

Today I made Vanilla Macarons. And I filled them with a Mascarpone cream, so easy to make!

Thanks to my niece Caroline who told me : “you can do it!”

Vanilla Macarons --

I am so happy, it’s my first time succeeding Macarons. The secret may be the Macaron baking sheet that I just bought and the low temperature of the oven.

They are so perfect!

Vanilla Macarons -

Ingredients for 30 macarons :

  • 2 1/2 cup (280 gr) icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup (160 gr) ground almonds
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 gr) sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla sugar

Filling :

  • 1/4 cup (60 gr) butter
  • 1/2 cup (110 gr) mascarpone
  • 1 cup (125 gr) icing sgar
  • 1 Tablespoon amaretto or brandy (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cocoa (optional)

Directions :

  1. Sieve the icing sugar and mix well with the ground almonds.
  2. In a bowl, whip the egg whites with a electric mixer, add the salt and gradually add the plain sugar until obtaining a thick meringue. Add half of the icing sugar to the almond and stir gently with a spatula from top to bottom. Add the vanilla sugar and the remaining icing sugar with the almonds and continue stirring gently until blended.
  3. Pour the dough on the Macaron baking sheet.
  4. Allow to rest between 30-35 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Cook in preheated oven at 300 degree F. (150 degree C.) for 20-25 minutes until firm to touch. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.

To make the filling :

Let the butter soften at room temperature. Place it in a large bowl and beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes until soft and creamy. Add the mascarpone and continue beating a few more minutes. Add the sugar, the liqueur and beat for 3-4 minutes. Fill the macarons with the mascarpone cream and sprinkle with the cocoa before serving.

 

“Ces Macarons à la vanille sont un réel succès!  A quel parfum seront les prochains?” 😉

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4 Comments
  1. Bonjour Zaza, your macarons look and sound amazing. I´m far too impatient to try delicate mignardises like that, so I adore your work! Beautiful! Bonne journée and merci de visiter mon blog, Sabine.

  2. There are many tricks to make macarons successfully, aren’t they? It was difficult for me, too. However, these macarons look so yummy, Zaza. I love everything with mascarpone + amaretto filling 🙂

  3. I have yet to try macarons in my own kitchen … I need to do it! These look wonderful!

  4. Hi, Thanks so much for recently stopping by my blog! I am happy to have found yours. I just recently tasted macarons for the first time. I couldn’t believe how good they were. I have heard they are difficult to make, but yours look absolutely perfect! I am going to save your recipe in hopes of trying them someday.

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