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How long and how can I hold meringue before macaronage?

I have high hopes (I always do) for my next batch of macarons. I've decided to do lemon and lime. I want to do half lemon, half lime. My stand mixer isn't perfect, I fear that it won't perfectly ...
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Whisk eggs without an electric whisker

I am planning on baking Macarons. The recipe requires whisking egg whites in an electric whisker but I don't have one. It is bit expensive to buy a good one for me right now and I do not have space ...
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Do successful french macarons really need precise weight measurements?

I have no problem with measuring ingredients by weight, in fact, I prefer using a scale; it is much easier. After looking at multiple recipe's for macarons, I have not found a single common ratio in ...
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Substitute for coconut in macaroons

Looking over several chocolate macaroon recipes, several of them use coconut in conspicuous amounts (such as this one or this one). What is an appropriate substitute for dried coconut here? It seems ...
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Why do my macarons come out looking weird?

Recipe I use: 100g grade AA brown large egg white 50g sugar 200g confectioners sugar 110g almond flour (I grind my almond flour using nutribullet) 5g egg white powder 1/4 teaspoon cream of ...
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What happened to my macarons?

I baked macarons earlier and this happened. You can see that they're pretty tall (which I don't want) but mostly importantly, what happened to the shell? I baked at 290F for about 20 minutes (they're ...
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How to evenly bake a daquoise disk?

I plan do make a Daquoise. I've seen people making them round, consisting of 2-3 disks, piped like so: Once I tried to bake a Macaron this big and failed because while the outer area where done, ...
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Freezing Bouchon Bakery Macarons. Whole cookie or just the halves?

I'm making the macarons from the Bouchon Bakery cookbook and it recommends freezing them for 24 hours before letting them come back to room temperature for eating. The only part I'm not clear on is if ...
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Can I whisk macaron batter like meringue?

I was wondering whether there's any reason you shouldn't whisk macaron batter like you whisk merengue batter, i.e. first whisk the egg whites until you get soft peaks, then add sugar (in the case of ...
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How can I make the tops of my macarons smooth?

After a recent trip to France, I have become mildly obsessed with making macarons (using this recipe). I have made a couple of batches so far - the first didn't turn out well, more like cookies than ...
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Why do my macarons become lopsided?

I've recently started making macarons using the Italian meringue method. I got this recipe from a macaron class I attended at the Waitrose Cooking School (in the UK). When I made them at my class, ...
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What are macaron “feet”?

This question mentions macaron "feet". What are macaron feet?
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What is the difference between a macaron and an amaretti biscuit?

Other than differing in origin (Italian (amaretti) and France (Macaron)), what is the difference between these two biscuits?