10 days until Christmas and the first batch of cookies has already gone. So, today it was time for the second round. Considering I helped Daddy all day yesterday doing the world’s best Pralinés, one would have thought I am fed up working with sugar, chocolate and eggs. Not me! I just love to spend time baking. So today I made: Short Bread (not xmassy at all, I know), Snowflake Hearts, Cantucci with Amarena cherries and chocolate, Lemon thumb cookies with lemon curd filling, Hazelnutcookies with a twist and almond paste flowers. Interested in the recipes? Leave a comment and I will post them:-)
Since Christmas is just around the corner and most of my cookies are almost gone, I thought I could stock up.
4 egg whites
230 g caster sugar
200 g grated hazelnuts
Grated orange zest
Whole hazelnuts for decoration (me, the ones from Casa Aresu, handpicked)
Heat the egg whites and sugar to 60c, stir but don’t produce a foam.
In a bowl, mix hazelnuts, orange zest and spices. Add the warm eggwhite-sugar mix and stir (me I let my Kenwood do that work) until the mix has cooled down completely.
Preheat oven to 180c.
With a teaspoon, form macarons on a baking sheet, leave enough space between them as they grow while baking, decorate each cookie with a hazelnut.
Bake the macarons for about 15mins.
Let cool and enjoy.
Instead of ginger, you can add cocoa powder and/or cinnamon powder.