SBS Taste Le Tour Recipe: Macarons

24 Sep

“It’s the final day of the Tour de France 2010 and French chef, Gabriel Gaté, presents Taste le Tour from Paris and talks about the glorious food of the French capital. French pâtissier, Pierrick Boyer, shows us how to prepare Macarons, the small almond and meringue biscuits that have become very fashionable.”

Macaroons are without doubt my absolute favourite sweet. 

Incase you don’t know, a macaroon is a sweet meringue-based confectionary, which is typically made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder and food colouring. This delicious creation is made even more enticing with its ganache, buttercream or jam filling – which is sandwiched between two macaroon cookies. The smooth, domed top and flat base with its moist creamy filling, literally makes this dessert melt in your mouth.

Macaroon Tower

Macaroons, although delicious, are incredibly difficult to make. Because of this, French Patissier, Pierrick Boyer takes his audience through a step by step instructional process of how to make these exquisite delicacies.

“Macarons are fantastic, refined, elegant, creative freedom, almost an art; simple but technically difficult”. – Pierrick Boyer

For Pierrick, the key to the perfect macaron is the quality and freshness of ingredients, as well as achieving the right consistency to create the shine and smoothness of the shell.

I like this video because not only does Boyer tell his audience how to make the macaroons, he also shows us. The audience can easily view the texture and consistency required and the methods required in order to create the perfect little macaroon!


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