Nutella Macaron Recipe If there's one item of food I'm happy to spend a little more on (bar good cheese) it's a bag (or box, if I'm feeling naughty) of macarons. Yes, you heard right. The blogger 'cliche' (which, if you've ever tasted them will be able to completely vouch for) and something I'm unashamedly in love with. So much so that my best friend sent me a box in the post last week. I know, she's an angel.

So, when I'm not lucky enough to be near to pay day and afford £2 sweet treats, it's been known that I've tried to make some myself. Now, I ain't no Pierre Herme, and after trying for the second time- can completely understand why these little rounds of happiness are so pricey; they're not easy (this is not Viccy sponge business). On this occasion the almonds made them a little bumpy, and hey, I didn't have a piping bag so they're more like whoopie pies- but they taste good- and isn't that the point? I know Laduree won't have to start worrying, but I'm now left with some pretty happy colleagues and family, and I think that's a job well done.

These little bad boys were adapted from a GBBO/Nutella book recipe- but with a Liv spin, or two!

You will need:
2 x egg whites
1 x pinch of salt
60g x caster sugar
65g x ground almonds (as ground as they come)
80g x icing sugar
3 x tablespoons cocoa powder
1 x jar of Nutella

Nutella Macaron Recipe
1. Add the pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk with an electric whisk until the whites become opaque and stand with soft peaks. Whisk the sugar in a spoonful at a time, until the peaks become stiff.

2. Gently sieve the ground almonds, icing sugar and cocoa powder into the mix, and using a large metal spoon fold the mix together gently, making sure not to lose any of the air whisked in- until the mix becomes a chocolatey brown colour with no white.
Nutella Macaron Recipe
3. Draw 20 circles on a baking sheet using a small egg cup/baby cup and turn the sheet upside down (so your macarons don't have pen circles on them)! Place on a baking tray.

4. Using a couple of spoons, or ideally, a piping bag- place the mixture into the circles. Lift up the baking sheet and try, and bang it down a little to rid of any air bubbles- and then leave to stand for half an hour, so the macarons can form a skin. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Nutella Macaron Recipe
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, and until they feel firm to touch. Lift the macarons from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.

6. Once the macarons have cooled, spread a hearty layer of Nutella into the middle of one side and place two flat sides together to make your macaron!
Nutella Macaron Recipe
Enjoy! (They last up to 4 days, but like they'd be left that long anyway- pfft!)

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Nutella Macaron Recipe If there's one item of food I'm happy to spend a little more on (bar good cheese) it's a bag (or box, if I'm feeling naughty) of macarons. Yes, you heard right. The blogger 'cliche' (which, if you've ever tasted them will be able to completely vouch for) and something I'm unashamedly in love with. So much so that my best friend sent me a box in the post last week. I know, she's an angel.

So, when I'm not lucky enough to be near to pay day and afford £2 sweet treats, it's been known that I've tried to make some myself. Now, I ain't no Pierre Herme, and after trying for the second time- can completely understand why these little rounds of happiness are so pricey; they're not easy (this is not Viccy sponge business). On this occasion the almonds made them a little bumpy, and hey, I didn't have a piping bag so they're more like whoopie pies- but they taste good- and isn't that the point? I know Laduree won't have to start worrying, but I'm now left with some pretty happy colleagues and family, and I think that's a job well done.

These little bad boys were adapted from a GBBO/Nutella book recipe- but with a Liv spin, or two!

You will need:
2 x egg whites
1 x pinch of salt
60g x caster sugar
65g x ground almonds (as ground as they come)
80g x icing sugar
3 x tablespoons cocoa powder
1 x jar of Nutella

Nutella Macaron Recipe
1. Add the pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk with an electric whisk until the whites become opaque and stand with soft peaks. Whisk the sugar in a spoonful at a time, until the peaks become stiff.

2. Gently sieve the ground almonds, icing sugar and cocoa powder into the mix, and using a large metal spoon fold the mix together gently, making sure not to lose any of the air whisked in- until the mix becomes a chocolatey brown colour with no white.
Nutella Macaron Recipe
3. Draw 20 circles on a baking sheet using a small egg cup/baby cup and turn the sheet upside down (so your macarons don't have pen circles on them)! Place on a baking tray.

4. Using a couple of spoons, or ideally, a piping bag- place the mixture into the circles. Lift up the baking sheet and try, and bang it down a little to rid of any air bubbles- and then leave to stand for half an hour, so the macarons can form a skin. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Nutella Macaron Recipe
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, and until they feel firm to touch. Lift the macarons from the tray and leave to cool on a wire rack.

6. Once the macarons have cooled, spread a hearty layer of Nutella into the middle of one side and place two flat sides together to make your macaron!
Nutella Macaron Recipe
Enjoy! (They last up to 4 days, but like they'd be left that long anyway- pfft!)

x

43 comments:

  1. They look so delicious - I've actually never tried macaroons before!
    I think I'd like them though ^.^

    xx

    niamhsdream.blogspot.co.uk

    P.S Love you blog olivia :)

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  2. Wow I'm no Nutella fan but these look amazing! We should have our own bake off lol!

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  3. Oh my gosh! These look so delicious! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I will be baking these next weekend. I love any recipe that involve Nutella, I'm completely hooked on it.

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  5. These look SO tasty! I need some in my life xo

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  6. These look a-mazing Olivia! I think they suit being a bit bumpy too, they've totally inspired me to try and make Oreo macaroons... Just need to find out if they're a thing first!

    Tweet Tweet x

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  7. OMG I would kill for them! I love Nutella more than words can say .. and second.. macarons <3

    LILLY CALLING

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  8. Wow these look so good! I've never tried them before but you've made me want to make them now! X

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  9. They look and sound amazing! Yummy!

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  10. Oh my god, they look so tasty <3

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  11. Wow these look deeeeelicious!

    Claire x

    www.desperateblogwife.com

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  12. These look amazing, they'd last about four hours with me if that!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love Macaroons they are my favourite but sadly I have never gotten round to making any- this will change now though because these look so yummy!! http://confessionsofharriet.blogspot.co.uk x

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  14. I've never tried macaroons but these make me really want to!! look so lovely, mmm

    fancydressinvite.blogspot.com x

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  15. My mouth is watering haha, those look so good! Thanks for the recipe! xx

    Caroline
    coffeeandcaroline.blogspot.com

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  16. These look delicious! X

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. A sweet recipe for today tea time.

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  18. Excuse me while I just drool all over my keyboard. These look yum!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  19. How yummy do they look?! Nice job. I may have to attempt to make these!

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  20. I might have to try this! They look amazing.

    Rosie x

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  21. Diet is out of the window aha!

    You should try out 'slutty brownies.'

    Vicky x

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  22. These look so yummy, I might have to try them!
    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Oh my god. This just went straight to my bookmarks bar ♥ Thanks so much for sharing this it looks delicious!

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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  24. I want them in my belly now please. Ta.

    What a talented lady.

    www.fifimcgee.co.uk

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  25. Yuuum! These look so good, I need to try them :D x

    Charlotte | charolivia.blogspot.com

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  26. They are also my favourite treat, and the ones you made look delicious.Will try and make my own soon, cant resist!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  27. good god they look delicious! why do I never have the necessary baking ingredients when I need them?! I want to make these NOW!

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  28. yum yum, they look so good! <3

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  29. I need to make these, I love macaroons and I love nutella, win win. I've never made macaroons before though so not sure how they'd turn out!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  30. God these look amazing, I love it when you do lifestyle posts!

    Brunette in Louboutins

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  31. my mouth is watering here! Ah I have to make them (and convince my mum to allow Nutella into our household...she runs a strict quarantine on the stuff haha)

    xx Carina

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  32. wow i want to try this too!

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.kr

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  33. Definitely bookmarking this for the next time I need a little baking/me-time, they look and sound soooo yummy!

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  34. Uhhh two of my favourite things! Hello food heaven! Cannot wait to try this
    Jenna x
    www.jennafifi.co.uk

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  35. Those look lovely... had my first macaroons a couple of weeks ago- and I love them!

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  36. These look to doe for! I am a complete chocoholic. I need to make these for my hubby & gain major Brownie points
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  37. I am sure they were really yummy but if you're wondering why they were a little bumpy, that's because you actually do want to knock some air out of the dough/meringue so it falls back on itself, smoothing itself out. I tried a really good beginners recipe from Brave Tart and actually managed to churn out some Ladurée style macarons on my first try. Google her blog - you won't be sorry :-)

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