Hey guys !
Today, I’m sharing the Frenchiest recipe there is … A mix between the most famous sweet treats and the yummiest French specialty : the foie gras macarons !!
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The recipe, Chef !
Foie Gras Macarons
- 90 g egg whites (for the shells)
- 115 g sifted ground almond (for the shells)
- 125 g sifted icing sugar (for the shells)
- 10 g unsweetened cocoa (for the shells)
- 125 g caster sugar (for the shells)
- 32 g water (for the shells)
- 200 g foie gras
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Prepare the macaron shells.
Mix the almond powder, icing sugar, cocoa and half of the egg whites in a large bowl. You should get a very compact mixture.
Start whisking the remaining egg whites at speed vitesse 4 on a scale from 1 to 6.
In the meantime boil the water and caster sugar. When the syrup reaches 118 C / 244 F degrees (or when you have littles bubbles all over the surface), pour it gently on the egg whites while whisking.
Keep on whisking until the mixture gets below 50 C / 122 F degrees (you should be able to place your hands against the bowl without burning them).
Add a large tablespoon of this meringue to your almond batter and mix with the spatula.
Add 1/3 of the meringue and mix with the spatula.
Add another thrid of meringue and mix.
Add the last third and mix.
Mix gently until the batter surface flattens when you stop mixing. Be carefull, if you mix to much you won't get the right result after baking.
Pipe macarons shells, leave enough space between the shells.
Leave to dry 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven at 160 C / 320 F degrees.
Bake each tray (one after the other) 18 minutes.
Place your shells on a grid for cooling down.
Make the foie gras ganache.
Leave the foie gras for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Crush it gently with a fork in a bowl.
Add the cream, balsamic vinegar, ground ginger, salt and pepper. Whisk gently.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Pipe the ganache on half of the shells.
Cover each shell and ganache with a second shell.
Set aside in your fridge.