French Macarons

Approximate Ratio 2.5:1 (each macaroon should be less than 0.5g of carb depending on how many you yield)

Makes about 15 mini macarons

Ingredients:

35g (1egg) egg white.
1T (1.5g) Splenda
3T (21g) almond flour
3T (4.5g) Splenda
Pink food coloring 2 drops
1/8t strawberry flavor (Bickford)

(food coloring & strawberry flavor can be skipped if it doesn’t work with your diet)

1/2T (7.5g) Cream
14g Unsweetened baking chocolate
1T (14g) butter (softened at room temperature)
1T (1.5g) Splenda (update on 4/12: I used 1T of Splenda instead of stevia when heating up the cream and this actually allowed the chocolate to stay firmer even in room temperature.  the only downfall is that you have to wait for the chocolate to thicken a little before using it)

To make macaron shells:

whisk egg whites to firm peaks adding 1T(1.5g) of Splenda slowly.  add flavor and color if you’re using them.

mix well almond flour and 3T(4.5g) Splenda.  Add to the beaten egg whites.  Fold into combine

pour into piping bag with a plain nozzle about 1cm in size.

line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

pipe out round sizes (3/4 in – 1 in) holding the nozzle close to the paper

leave for 30 min – 1 hr to set

preheat oven to 320.

bake on center rack for about 9 min (it depends on the oven.  try touching and moving it side to side.  it should not be wobbly)

leave on baking sheet until they cool

To make the ganache: 

heat cream and Splenda in a small sauce pan (remove from heat before boiling) and pour over chocolate pieces and mix well.  add butter and mix well.  let it cool and thicken to thick syrup consistency (you can place it in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes to speed up the process, but don’t leave it too long.  you don’t want it to harden).  use about 1/2t of ganache for each macaron.

Keep them in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Categories: Birthdays, Dessert, Fun Food, Snacks

Author:Tiffany

Tiffany started making keto meals for her daughter Clara in 2010, after Clara’s diagnosis with Infantile Spasm. While tough at times, managing between the strict requirements of the diet, Clara’s very sophisticated sense of taste, an older daughter whose overwhelming enthusiasm to help is only rivaled by her ability to make a much bigger mess in the process, and a dog who is determined to eat Clara’s leftovers to the detriment of her own waistline, Tiffany is grateful that her hands are being used to heal Clara. Tiffany hopes this website would be especially helpful to those working or single moms who do not have the time to design and try out new meals. Bon appetit to all the keto kids in the world!

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