Red Velvet Macarons with a delicious creamy filling!

Ingredients

Macarons:

  • 100 grams of Almond Flour
  • 100 grams of Powdered Sugar
  • 10 grams of Cocoa Powder

 

  • 2 Egg whites (about 70 grams)
  • 50 grams of Sugar

 

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Red Gel Food Colouring

Filling:

  • 100 grams of Cream Cheese
  • 30 grams of Butter
  • 100 grams of Powdered Sugar
  • 20 grams of Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Makes about 24 filled Macarons

Tools

What you'll need

  • Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicon Spatula
  • Baking paper OR Macaron mat
  • Big Round Piping Tip
  • (disposable) Piping Bags

Method

Method

  1. Line a baking sheet with baking paper or a macaron mat.
  2. Mix together almond flour, powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Sift twice.
  4. Beat egg whites until foamy, then add sugar and continue beating until hard peaks form.
  5. Add vanilla extract and red food colouring, beat at medium speed to incorporate.
  6. Sift the dry ingredients over the whipped egg whites.
  7. Gently fold the mixture and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl in between.
  8. Form a figure 8 with the batter, as it drops, to see if the consistensy is right. NOTE: See video around 1:00 for right consistensy. 
  9. Place batter into a piping bag with fitted with a round piping tip.
  10. Pipe out the macarons. NOTE: If you use a macaron mat, don't completely fill the holes.
  11. Drop baking sheet on the counter a few times to get rid of air bubbles.
  12. Let macarons dry for about 30 minutes, until they've formed a skin. NOTE: To test, lightly touch to see if a skin has formed.
  13. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  14. Bake macarons for about 20 minutes. NOTE: They're done if the bottom doesn't stick.
  15. Remove macarons from baking sheet or macaron mat and move onto a wired rack.

Filling:

  1. Whip together the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Then add in the powdered sugar, whipping cream and vanilla extract.
  3. Keep mixing until well combined.
  4. Place in a piping bag and fill the macarons.

Another delicious Sinterklaas treat, speculaas and almond paste are a great combo.

Ingredients

What you'll need

Tools

What you'll need

  • Paddle Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Pan (22,5cm × 22,5cm)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Baking Paper

Method

Method

  1. Prepare 1 batch of speculaasbrokken dough.
  2. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius.
  3. Line your baking pan with baking paper.
  4. Mix together almond paste and water. NOTE: This makes it easier to spread and will keep it moist.
  5. Divide the dough in two pieces, one a bit bigger than the other.
  6. Use a rolling pin to roll out the bigger piece of dough to about the size of your baking pan.
  7. Place the rolled out dough into the baking pan and spread it up the sides a little as well.
  8. Spread the almond paste mix on top.
  9. Roll out the other piece of dough as well and place on top, spread to cover the almond paste mix.
  10. Brush with a mixture of milk and egg.
  11. Add almond halves on top and brush with the mixture again.
  12. Bake for about 40 minutes.
  13. Let it cool before removing it from the baking pan and cutting it into pieces.

 

Yummy Mickey Mouse Cookies, using my (Almost) No-Spread Cookies recipe.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Plastic Wrap
  • Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Shoe Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Glove Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Pants Cookie Cutter
  • Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 4 millimetres thick

You'll also need the tools used in this recipe.

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Prepare the dough as described in this recipe.
  3. Roll out the dough between two layers of plastic wrap or baking paper, roll it out to about 4 millimetres thick. NOTE: Chill before cutting out the cookies, to make cutting them out easier.
  4. Cut out cookies and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for about 6 - 8 minutes.
  6. Let them cool before decorating or eating them.

Leftover dough: Gather it up and repeat steps 3 through 6.

 

Delicious & Decorative, great for a birthday party: an Edible Shape Sorter!

Ingredients

What you'll need

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Optional: Mickey Mouse Template
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Shoe Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Glove Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Pants Cookie Cutter
  • Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 4 millimetres thick
  • (disposable) Piping Bag
  • Cake board (24cm by 24cm)
  • Optional: Cake board (22cm by 22cm)

You'll also need the tools used in this recipe.

Method

Method

You're going to need to make the following shapes with the cookie dough:

  • 3 red squares 22cm by 22cm
  • 1 red square 21cm by 21cm
  • 2 red striped rectangles 21cm by 22cm
  1. Divide the red dough into 5 portions
  2. Divide the non-coloured dough into 2 portions
  3. Roll out each portion in between 2 sheets of baking paper, to a thickness of 4mm.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Use a ruler to create slight indents in the right size, see list above for which sizes you'll need. NOTE: If you have a 22cm square cake board you could trace this to make it easier.
  6. Cut out the desired shapes.
  7. Colour leftover dough black, roll out and cut out a Mickey Mouse Head, to fill up the hole in one of the red squares.
  8. Chill again while preheating your oven to 180 degrees.
  9. Bake each piece separately for 10 - 15 minutes.
  10. Optional: Melt candy melts and place acetate over template, pipe out the pattern.
  11. Let them cool completely.
  12. Melt black candy melts, place in piping bag.
  13. Stick together the pieces using the candy melts, see video for further instruction.
  14. Enjoy!

TIP: Make some Mickey Mouse Cookies to use this as an actual shape sorter.

 

These delicious snacks are usually enjoyed around the same time as Sinterklaas is celebrated, but with this recipe you can make and enjoy them ALL year round!

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 16 grams of Baking Powder
  • 125 grams of (Dark) Brown Sugar
  • 15 grams of Speculaaskruiden
  • 125 grams of Butter
  • 60 grams of Milk

  • Optional: (White, Milk or Dark) Chocolate

Tools

What you'll need

  • Whisk
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Baking Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Optional: Electric Mixer
  • Optional: Dough Hook Attachment(s)

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder well, using a whisk.
  3. Add in the (dark) brown sugar and speculaaskruiden and mix again.
  4. Cut the butter into cubes and add this into the mixture.
  5. Knead the butter into the mixture, either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  6. Add in the milk to create a supple dough. NOTE: Add in the milk a little at a time, if the dough is still not coming together add in a little more.
  7. Roll the dough into little balls and place these on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake the kruidnoten for about 20 minutes.
  9. Let them cool before removing them from the tray.
  10. Optional: Cover them in chocolate and let the chocolate set.

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