These pretty macaroons are a little bit of a challenge to get right, but are well worth the effort. Kids can hand them out to family and friends as a gift or simply scoff a couple themselves!

Method
1.
To start the macaroons, sift the icing sugar and almonds into a bowl
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Kids of all ages will be able to complete this simple step. Let them tap and shake until all of the sugar and almonds are mixed well in the bowl
2.
Add the egg whites into the bowl of an electric food mixer and whisk until medium peaks form. Gradually add the caster sugar and whisk until stiff and glossy
VideoVideo: Whisk egg whites
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Watching the egg whites transform into a glossy, voluptuous meringue will interest most children. Talk them through the different stages of peaks as you go
3.
Take a small amount of the meringue and mix in the vanilla extract until well incorporated, then fold into the rest of the meringue
4.
Slowly sprinkle in the almond and icing sugar mix, folding gently until smooth. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a plain 5mm nozzle
5.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Pipe 5cm circles of the macaroon mix onto the greaseproof paper. Leave to rest for 10–15 minutes to allow the surface to form a dry skin
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To make things easier, use a stencil to draw 5cm circles on the greaseproof paper to give the kids a target when they pipe
6.
Preheat the oven to 120°C/100°C fan oven/gas mark 1/2
7.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the macaroons are cooked through
8.
Transfer the macaroons to a wire rack and leave to cool
9.
Mix together the lemon curd and mascarpone. Sandwich the macaroons together with a little dollop of the mixture in between. Sprinkle over the edible glitter before serving
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Ingredients

Christmas glitter macaroons

  • 350g of icing sugar
  • 175g of ground almonds
  • 5 egg whites
  • 40g of caster sugar
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • edible glitter for dusting
  • 125g of lemon curd
  • 125g of mascarpone

Equipment

  1. Electric mixer
  2. Piping bag with a small plain nozzle

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

182
9%

Sugars

23g
26%

Fat

8g
11%

Saturates

2g
12%

Salt

51mg
1%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Galton Blackiston presents this festive adaptation of the macaroon, using lemon curd and mascarpone for a tang and edible glitter for holiday twinkle

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