Cinnamon macarons

  • Petit four
  • medium
  • 10
  • 60 minutes
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Traditional French macarons are lent a glorious twist here by Galton Blackiston with the addition of cinnamon. The macarons need to sit at room temperature for an hour before serving so make sure you start the recipe in plenty of time.

First published in 2015




Cinnamon macarons



  • Piping bag 1-2cm nozzle


Pre-heat oven to 130°C/Gas mark 1/2. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Sift the icing sugar and almonds together with the cinnamon into a bowl
In another bowl whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, adding the vanilla then the caster sugar. Whisk until glossy and then fold in the almonds and sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g of caster sugar
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe small rounds onto the baking sheet, around the size of walnuts
Allow 10 to 15 minutes to dry until the mounds have formed a slight 'skin' and then bake for 20 minutes. They should have shiny shells and the characteristic 'ridge' at the bottom of each
The cinnamon macarons are ready when you can lift them off the tray; they hold and are crisp on the outside but soft in the middle
Bring the cream to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the butter and cinnamon. Stir well. Allow to cool until thickened
Using your thumb, carefully make a small opening on the flat side of one macaron shell. Place a teaspoon of filling over the opening. Cover with another shell and twist until filling is evenly spread
Serve in a bowl, dusting ground cinnamon over the top if you so wish
First published in 2015

There can't be many Michelin-starred chefs who started out selling homemade cakes, biscuits and preserves on a market stall in Rye in 1979. Yet, the quietly spoken, endearingly eccentric Galton Blackiston isn't like other chefs.

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