I used the reduced sugar recipe for the macaron shells here. Both regular and reduced sugar recipes can be found here. You may refer to my Creative Baking: Macarons book for a systematic presentation of the basics and complex shaped macarons. You may refer to my video tutorials for macaron basics and the video tutorial below on how to pipe the perfect heart shape.
Just a quick note about baking light coloured macaron shells:
- Always use the lowest rack when baking
- Start at a higher baking temperature 140℃ to prevent hollows but lower it after the first 10-12 minutes of baking to 110℃ to prevent browning.
- add a little white powder food colouring as an “insurance” against browning
Freshly baked shells!
Tea flavours like matcha and Earl Grey were requested as they taste less sweet. Recipe for tea flavoured ganache can be found here.
Matcha ganache filling
Earl Grey ganache filling
Stay tuned for another wedding bake that went along with these macarons :).
Thank God that these were very well received in terms of looks and taste :). It is indeed not too sweet according to the guests despite looking dainty and sweet!