Saturday, 13 February 2016

Vegan chocolate macarons


My first macaron post was in 2014. After I didn’t post any because, it’s quite labor intensive and need a good skill to get a right consistency. Otherwise it will be like a cookie.  (My first Vegan sweet recipe is here)

As I mentioned earlier post, two light, fragile, crispy cookies are stacked together with sweet filling like, jam, chocolate or cream.

The major ingredient for macarons is Egg white. But, here the egg white is replaced with chickpeas water. After seeing this vegan at Aileen post,  I could not resist myself and wanted to try and it turns out pretty good, light, fragile, chewy (not crispy) macarons.  (My first Vegan sweet recipe is here)

Ingredients     :    2 cups chickpeas water (soaked overnight, pressure cooked it with water and drain the water )           ;              1/2 cup of light brown sugar          ;         1 cup of almond flour                  ;                   1/2 cup of powdered sugar                ;            1/4 cup of coco powder             ;           1 tsp of vanilla essence.
Filling   :    100gms of melted chocolate       ;        1 tsp of coconut oil         ;        2 to 3 tbsp of coconut milk
Decoration :  melted white chocolate & chocolate.

In a small saucepan, bring chickpea liquid to a boil.  Simmer the burner and wait to reduce chickpea water to about 1/3 cup.

Meanwhile, combine the almond flour, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder well and transfer the mix into sift. Crush the large chunks if any and sift. Divide the flour mix into three equal parts.

Once your chickpea liquid has reduced, pour it into your stand mixer bowl and whisk at medium speed for about 2 minutes or until to get frothy and foamy. Add brown sugar and beat at high speed for 5 minutes or until the mixture should look like a meringue with stiff, glossy peaks.  

Add vanilla and beat further for 1 more minute. When your meringue is done, add one part of flour mix and fold well and repeat for other two parts. If batter id dry add a teaspoon or two of vanilla into the batter. 

Make sure to get shiny, thick, firm batter consistency. Transfer the batter into the piping bag that attached with half inch hole. Hold the hold the bag upright at a 90 degree angle, and make your own shape or circle shaped macarons on a cookie sheet spread baking tray. Smack the cookie sheets gently few times to release any air bubbles, if any.

Allow the macrons to dry for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Preheat the oven to 120°c and bake the macarons for about 30 minutes and turn of the oven and allow the macarons to sit in the oven for further 15 minutes and allow cool at outside.

Meanwhile, let’s do the filling mix melted chocolate with coconut oil and coconut milk and using  tablespoon, spread chocolate cream on the on the macron and grab another macarons and sandwich them together.