How To Make The BEST Macarons

Butterfly Pea Powder Macarons

By now, you have probably tried macarons since they are everywhere! But if you haven’t, macarons are a delicious French sweet meringue made with everyday ingredients like egg whites, powder sugar and almond flour. Usually food colouring is added into the meringue to give it a bright beautiful colour and it is filled with a buttercream filling which can also be flavoured.

Traditional macarons are also gluten free since it is made with almond flour instead of regular flour. This makes a great dessert that most people can enjoy even with some dietary restrictions.

The recipe is actually very easy, you just have to make sure you follow a few tips and be a little patient as there is some waiting in between steps.

I also used a natural food colouring, the Rishi’s Butterfly Pea Powder
which is a flower that is from Thailand, Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia and has antioxidant components. It has a mild and nutty flavour and makes a great latte with milk as well! The beautiful blue colour is bright and vibrant and if you add any citrus to the butterfly pea powder, it turns the blue to a lovely purple colour! The Butterfly Pea Powder is super fun to bake and make drinks with.

Butterfly Pea Powder Macarons

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How To Make The BEST Macarons!
Butterfly Pea Powder Macarons
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Macarons
  • 2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup almond flour (sifted)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Rishi Butterfly Pea Powder
Buttercream Icing
  • 3 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup butter soften
  • 2 tbsp 2% milk or cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Macarons
  • 2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup almond flour (sifted)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Rishi Butterfly Pea Powder
Buttercream Icing
  • 3 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup butter soften
  • 2 tbsp 2% milk or cream
Butterfly Pea Powder Macarons
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together icing sugar, almond flour and set aside
  2. In a mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat egg whites with white sugar until stiff peaks (Make sure the egg whites are stiff to the point that you can hold the bowl over your head without it pouring on you!)
  3. Fold icing sugar and almond flour mixture into egg whites gently and add vanilla paste and butterfly pea powder. Mix only until everything is combined
  4. Transfer mixture into a pipping bag with a round tip. If you don't have a pipping bag, you can always use a zip top bag and cut one off one of the corner
  5. On a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, pipe 1 inch circles with 1 inch apart
  6. You will have little points from the pipping bag on each of the macarons which won't give you a smooth surface once baked. To smooth the tops out, bang the tray on your counter top hard 3 to 4 times until the batter evens out on top, minimizing the tops that were formed by the pipping bag.
  7. Let rest on counter for 30 minutes. When you touch the top of the macarons, it should be smooth and not stick to your fingers.
  8. While resting, preheat your oven to 300 F or 150 C
  9. After 30 minutes of resting, bake macarons for 15 minutes. If you have an oven that doesn't bake evenly , you can turn the tray of macarons 180 degrees after 7 minutes to ensure even baking.
  10. While the macarons are baking, you can make the buttercream filling.
  11. In a mixer, beat soften butter until fluffy.
  12. Add icing sugar and mix to combine. Transfer buttercream frosting into pipping bag.
  13. Once the macarons are done baking, remove from oven and let the tray rest for 5 minutes. Move the macarons over to a cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes.
  14. Once the macarons are cooled (it is essential to make sure the macarons are cooled before pipping the buttercream frosting into it as it can melt the buttercream frosting), pipe buttercream frosting onto half of the macarons.
  15. Put the non frosted macarons onto of the halves that have frosting and make a sandwich.
Recipe Notes

Keep the macarons in an air tight container for up to 5 days in room temperature.

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