French Macaroons

French Macaroons

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - French Macaroons

Recipe by Chef Crystal Broadbent - Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte


  • Powdered Sugar - 375 grams
  • Almond Flour - 375 grams
  • Egg Whites - 150 grams
  • Granulated Sugar - 375 grams
  • Egg Whites - 130 grams


  1. Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour. Add the first set of egg whites by hand until well combined.
  2. Heat granulated sugar with a small amount of water until it reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. While the sugar is being heated, whip the second set of egg whites until medium peaks are formed
  4. Add the sugar syrup to the whipped egg whites slowly and whip until cooled slightly
  5. Fold the meringue into the almond mixture in two parts until just combined
  6. Using a piping bag with a round pastry tip pipe 2 inch macaroons onto a silpat line baking pan. Allow to dry for 30 minutes
  7. Bake at 310 degrees Fahrenheit for 11 minutes
  8. Fill macaroons with desired filling and enjoy!

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