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Churro Macarons

  • Author: Posh Little Designs
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 2:15
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Macarons
  • Cuisine: French

Description

French Macarons topped with cinnamon and sugar and filled with a cinnamon and vanilla bean cream. Churro inspired. Dairy & Gluten Free.


Ingredients

Scale

FOR THE FRENCH MACARONS

  • 106 grams of almond meal
  • 106 grams powdered sugar
  • 41 and 45 grams of egg whites divided
  • 115 grams of granulated sugar
  • 79 grams of water
  • dash of cream of tartar or lemon juice for stabilizing
  • Cinnamon and sugar mix for topping the shells
 

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1 cup organic shortening (or butter)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

For the macarons:

  1. First things first! Wipe down the mixing bowl and whisk attachment with vinegar to remove any built up residue. This will ensure that the egg whites whisk up properly!
  2. Prep and measure all of the ingredients using a kitchen scale.
  3. Prep a piping bag with a round tip. I use Wilton tip 10.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat (or parchment).
  5. Combine measured almond meal & powdered sugar together in a bowl. Sift one time to remove any lumps, discarding of them, then mix together to break up clumps.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and pour the 41 grams of measured egg whites into the center of the dry mixture. Fold together until blended. The finished mix will be paste-like. Set aside.
  7. For the sugar syrup:
  8. To make the sugar syrup, heat granulated sugar and water in a pot on medium heat with a candy thermometer attached to the side. **Be careful to make sure the thermometer is not touching the bottom of the pot**.
  9. Once the thermometer’s temperature reaches approximately 200 degrees F, place the 45 grams of measured egg whites in the stand mixer and whisk on medium speed, to soft peaks.
  10. Add a drop of lemon juice or dash of cream of tartar to stabilize, THEN continue whisking.
  11. If the egg whites are at soft peaks before the syrup reaches 248 F, turn the mixer down to low speed to keep the egg whites moving.
  12. Watch the sugar syrup closely!
  13. As soon as the sugar syrup reaches 248 degrees F, remove from heat.
  14. Quickly increase mixer speed to medium and begin slowly pouring the sugar syrup down the side of your mixing bowl into the meringue until thoroughly combined.
  15. THEN increase the mixing speed to high and whisk sugar and meringue together until glossy and stiff peaks form and the meringue has cooled. (The meringue should keep its form.)
  16. Gently transfer finished meringue into the almond/powdered sugar mixture in thirds, making sure that it’s fully incorporated before adding the additional 3rd of meringue.
  17. Continue to fold the batter in a circular motion, going around the edges of the bowl, then once through the center. Repeat these steps until smooth and thick ribbons of batter run off the spatula.
  18. **Be careful not to over-mix**
  19. You want the batter to be slightly thick, but not so thin that it does not hold the ribbon shape. Err on the side of caution.
  20. Transfer batter to the prepped piping bag(s).
  21. Pipe 1 1/2 inch rounds about one inch apart on the lined baking sheet.
  22. Be sure to hold the piping bag about 1/2 inch directly above the baking sheet when piping the rounds. Continue to pipe until you’ve filled an entire baking sheet.
  23. *Tap the macarons on the counter three times to release air bubbles.
  24. *Pop any air bubbles that might’ve come to the surface, using a scribe or even a toothpick!
  25. Dust the tops of the piped macaron batter with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  26. Before placing the macs in the oven, allow them to rest until a proper skin has formed on the outside of the shell. This can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Test by touching the piped rounds to make sure they’re dry to touch and that no batter comes off on fingers.
  27. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  28. Once dry to touch, place the macarons in the middle rack of the oven.
  29. Feet will form halfway through the baking process.
  30. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  31. Remove from oven and allow 15-20 minutes to cool before attempting to remove the shells from the silpat/parchment paper.
  32. Once macarons are completely cool, gently remove from parchment paper/silpat.
  33. Repeat same steps to bake the remaining macaron batter.
  34. They’re ready to fill.

For the Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Filling

  1. Pour all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix together until fully incorporated.
  2. Transfer to a piping bag with tip of your choice. I used a Wilton 2D.

Assembly:

  1. Pipe the cinnamon filling into the center of the cooled macarons placing another shell on top to create a sandwich. Repeat these steps to fill all macarons.

Notes

I recommend allowing your macs 12 hours to set in the fridge before serving.

  • Keep well sealed and freeze if not eaten within 1-2 days.

Keywords: macarons, churro, baking, dessert