Pistachio Macarons with Pistachio Buttercream

Pistachio macarons with Pistachio buttercream area unit simply my most favorite macaron flavor. They're classic, rich, and rather pretty to appear at. Use a people topping Buttercream enclosed or a pistachio butter to fill.

Pistachio Macarons with Pistachio Buttercream

Oh, macarons, the second installment of my recent macintosh journey. I say recent as a result of it’s not my first go ‘round with macarons. I’ve created them many times, from pre-culinary faculty, in preparation faculty, and ever since.

I created them for a gathering and served up four flavors, inquisitive that one would be the foremost loved… I couldn’t tell as a result of they were all gone instantly. Figures. I didn’t even get one. (Ok. Let’s be honest, Kara. You had enough of them whereas “taste testing”…)

I needed to try and do it a small amount completely different this point. I needed some visual interest, another layer of flavor, a touch of saltiness, and to merely fancy them up a small amount.

So I patterned I’d throw some sliced pistachios into the combination and sprinkle the superior when piping them.

It was a grand arrange, and that they looked therefore pretty whereas they were resting and awaiting their flip within the kitchen appliance. This most definitely failed to desire the experiment I did with the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Macarons. There extremely wasn’t something experimental in any respect regarding this. With confidence I placed them within the kitchen appliance, set my timer for the precise moment I knew they might reach good doneness, and affected on to combination subsequent batch.

Pistachio Macarons with Pistachio Buttercream

Giddy to visualize the gorgeous pistachio macs I hopped on over to the kitchen appliance.
Then, I saw it. CRACKS. Cracks everyplace. Cracks that created Maine wish to cry.
My otherwise beautiful macs appeared like the craggy chasms of death across nearly all of my macs.

Well, nearly all of the nutty ones. The macs that I left blank (because they’d be the bottoms… hehehe! blank bottoms  were absolutely fine. Hmmmm….

And the nutted macs that had terribly fine items of pistachio or simply a dusting of the best particles were spared a rending end. When some thought, I spotted that the load of the fruity, very little tho' it appeared, was enough to cause them to rise inconsistently and crack at weak points.

How had I ne'er detected this before? Of all the macs I’ve stared at. Of all the macs I’ve created. Of all the macs I’ve purchased from a number of ny City’s finest patisseries… It ne'er occurred to Maine that if that they had toppings, it had been terribly distributed. Barely there. and zip of abundant weight some.

Pistachio Macarons with Pistachio Buttercream

Pistachio Macaron Shells :
  • 100 grams confectioners'/powdered sugar
  • 60 grams almond flour almond meal
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Pistachio extract
  • 2 Egg whites, large
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • 3 drops electric green food color Americolor

Pistachio Buttercream :
  • 10 oz sugar
  • 7 oz Egg whites
  • 16 oz Butter, Unsalted
  • 3.5 oz Shortening
  • 40 grams Amoretti pistachio paste or extract
  • 20 grams bourbon vanilla bean paste or extract

Macaron Shells :
  1. Prepare: line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking sheet. Place the template beneath. Prepare a disposable piping bag with an 804 piping tip.
  2. In a food processor grind together the almond meal and confectioners' sugar. Pulse for about 10 seconds. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment begin to whip egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until they are foamy and no longer liquid. Gradually add sugar to the whipping whites along the side between the bowl and the whip. Add any colorings and flavorings at this point.
  4. Turn the mixer speed up to medium high and whip until they are are just before stiff peak stage. They should look glossy like Swiss Meringue (not dry) but still have a very slight droop to the peak.
  5. In the same mixer bowl, add 1/3 of your dry mix and fold with a spatula until just incorporated. Repeat with the second third, and the remaining dry mix.
  6. Pull the mixture up around the sides of the bowl with a spatula and scrape back down 3 times.
  7. Fill the piping bag with the macaron mixture and pipe onto lined sheet trays using the template as a guide. Pipe holding your bag and tip straight up and down to just fill the circle of the template.
  8. Once the tray is full, smack it on the table or countertop 5 times to release air bubbles from within the macarons.
  9. Allow to rest at room temperature for 25 minutes, until the outside of the mixture develops a skin. This may take more or less time depending on your humidity level.
  10. Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes then check for doneness. If the macaron slides at all when touched on the side, allow it to bake for another minute and check again.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet tray.
  13. Once cool, match up macarons by size so each has an equal partner. This will create uniform macaron once they are sandwiched together with filling.

Pistachio Buttercream :
  1. Measure all ingredients.
  2. Place sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  3. Add egg whites to the sugar mixture in the stand mixer bowl.
  4. Heat gently over boiling water to 135˚F (all sugar should be dissolved) whisking the whole time.*
  5. Using the whip attachment, whisk on high speed for 20 minutes in stand mixer or until room temp and firm, glossy peaks.
  6. Change to paddle attachment, set to medium speed and slowly add the shortening in chunks, then butter and any flavoring.
  7. Beat till fully incorporated and light in color.

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