Macarons for biscuit day

There are few crumbs of information about just how biscuit day started, but that’s no reason to miss out on the celebrations.

29 May 2017

To celebrate Biscuit Day, our Kingaroy trainer Chef Jason Ford has a delicious Strawberry Macaron recipe to share.

Strawberry Macarons

Makes 24


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • Pink food colouring
  • 1/4 cup thickened cream
  • 180g white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry puree


  1. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Process almond meal and icing sugar in a food processor until finely ground.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large bowl. Transfer 1 tablespoon egg white to a small bowl and reserve. Using an electric mixer, beat remaining egg whites until firm peaks form. Add caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly until thick and glossy. Stir in enough food colouring to give the desired shade of pink. Add the almond mixture in 2 batches, gently mixing until combined and the mixture slides down the side of the bowl when tilted. Add the reserved egg white and stir to loosen mixture.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe forty-six 3cm discs, about 3cm apart, on the prepared trays. Tap the trays on the bench to spread slightly. Stand at room temperature for 1 hr or until a crust forms.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan. Place trays in oven and reduce temperature to 160°C or 140°C fan. Bake for 10-12 mins or until the macaron shells are dry to touch. Cool on the trays.
  5. Meanwhile, to make the strawberry filling, bring the cream just to a simmer in a small saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. Stir in the strawberry puree. Chill for 1 hr or until thick enough to spread.
  6. Carefully sandwich macaron shells together with strawberry filling.


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