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Strawberry Shortcake Macarons

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Nothing says spring more than macarons. Except maybe strawberry shortcake. Take all of your favorite flavors from classic strawberry shortcake and make them in bite sized macron form. These vanilla macarons filled with a whipped buttercream and strawberry jam are what spring dessert dreams are made of!

Nothing says spring more than macarons. Except maybe strawberry shortcake. Take all of your favorite flavors from classic strawberry shortcake and make them in bite sized macron form. These vanilla macarons filled with a whipped buttercream and strawberry jam are what spring dessert dreams are made of!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 macarons 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: french
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 macarons 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: french
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 macarons 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: french
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the macaron shells

  • 100 g egg whites
  • 100 g Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar
  • 100 g Baker’s Corner Almond Flour
  • 100 g Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 Benton’s Vanilla Wafers, finely crushed

For the filling

  • 3 tablespoons Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons + more for garnishing Specially Selected Strawberry Fruit Spread

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small pot of water over medium-low heat until it steams. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine egg whites and a small amount of the 100 grams of Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar (I usually take out about ¼ cup). Place bowl over steaming pot, creating a double boiler.
  3. Whisk egg whites and Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar continuously until sugar melts completely and egg whites become white and frothy, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and place the bowl back onto the stand mixer.
  4. Fit stand mixer with whisk attachment and whisk on high speed while slowly adding in the remaining Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar. Continue to whisk for another 3-4 minutes, until stiff meringue peaks form. Congratulations, you just made a Swiss meringue!
  5. Next, sift together the Baker’s Corner Almond Flour, Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar, and salt twice, then gently shake the mixture into the meringue bowl.
  6. Place the bowl back onto a stand mixer, still fitted with a whisk attachment. Turn the mixer to medium speed and whisk for 5 seconds (just enough to combine the almond flour mixture with the egg whites).
  7. Stop the mixer and use a large spatula to hand-mix the batter for the remainder of your mixing. You’ll want to gently fold the mixture with your spatula, scooping up the batter from the outside of the bowl and gently twisting it into the center in a circle-like manner. You’ll know to stop mixing when you can make a figure-eight out of the dripping batter without the batter breaking. If you cannot yet make a figure-eight, repeat the process if necessary, and try the figure-eight again. The best way to describe the perfect consistency is like slow moving lava. It should give, but only slightly, like in slow-motion.
  8. Once your batter is the correct consistency, scoop it into a large pastry bag fitted with a 1-inch tip (you can also use a plastic bag and just snip off the end!). Pipe silver dollar-sized circles onto prepared baking sheets, keeping about 1.5 inches between each meringue. Bang baking sheet on counter two times to remove any air bubbles. Sprinkle the tops lightly with Benton’s Vanilla Wafer crumbs.
  9. Let the macarons air dry for 15 to 30 minutes or until dry to the touch. Just pop them into the prepared oven for 13 minutes, turning around halfway through, then allow to cool completely before removing from baking sheets.
  10. While the macarons are cooling, make the filling. Combine the Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream, butter, Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar, vanilla, and salt in a bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until fluffy and fully combined, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and drop spoonfuls of the Specially Selected Strawberry Fruit Spread into the filling, using a rubber spatula to fold the frosting a few times to slightly distribute the jam. Don’t overmix–the jam will swirl into the frosting more as you pipe it onto the macarons.
  11. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a ½-inch tip and set aside until ready to assemble the macarons.
  12. Once the macarons are completely cool to the touch, pipe the filling onto the flat side of one macaron. Spread about a ½ teaspoon of Specially Selected Strawberry Fruit Spread on another macaron and sandwich together with the frosted one. Repeat with all macarons.
  13. Place in the fridge to chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

 

Keywords: strawberry macarons, strawberry shortcake macarons, spring macarons