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Red Velvet Macarons

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Do you want to learn how to make Red Velvet macarons?  Then this recipe is for you. I’ve seen many recipes where cocoa powder and red food coloring added to the macarons shells. My recipe is different. I am putting all flavor into filling of macarons. These Red Velvet macarons are made with regular shells and all red velvet taste concentrated in the ganache. 

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How to make macarons shells

To make macarons shells there are a few options on my blog:

  1. Italian meringue or French meringue recipes. Chose you favorite and make shells colored with dark red or burgundy color. All tips and instructions are in the blog posts. 
  2. Chocolate macarons shells colored with red food coloring. 

I also have online video lesson how to make macaron shells using No rest method.

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Ingredients for Red Velvet Ganache

How to make Red Velvet Macarons

Semi melt white chocolate in the microwave. Use plastic bowl or cup. Do not use glass!

In the small saucepan bring heavy cream, glucose syrup, cocoa powder, cream cheese, vanilla beans paste and red food coloring to simmer. Do not boil! Mix this mixture with the whisk. Make sure all well combine. 

Pour warm mixture over melted chocolate in 3 parts, mixing with the help of rubber spatula. Do it fast and pressing down. 

Emulsify with hand blender. 

Add pinch of salt. This is time to check for color. You can add more red food coloring if you like. If you do so, emulsify with hand blender again. 

Transfer into glass container and cover with the plastic wrap “to contact”. Let set in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight. 

Transfer ganache into pipping bag and fill macarons. 

How to assemble Red Velvet Macarons

Use Wilton 1M pipping tip or any other your favorite pipping tips like Wilton 4B or Ateco 847. Pipe generous amount of the ganache on one macaron shell. Gently press a second shell on top of the ganache to create a sandwich. 

Place filled macarons in an air-tight container and let “mature” in the refrigerator overnight. This is important step, do not skip it!

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Can I freeze Red Velvet Macarons

Yes, you can freeze macarons with this ganache. I usually do not recommend freezing baking goods that are filled with cream cheese. But this ganache was made as emulsion and there was no problem after defrosting macarons. I’ve tested many times.

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Red Velvet Macarons

These Red Velvet macarons are made with regular shells and all taste concentrated in the ganache. The best recipe you can find!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
stabilizing ganache 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 30 macarons
Calories 30kcal
Author Marina of www.everythingmarina.com

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 emulsify blender
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 small sauce pan

Ingredients

Red Velvet Ganache

  • 225 gr White chocolate 32%-34%
  • 75 gr Philadelphia cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa powder 
  • 135 gr Heavy cream 
  • 22 gr Glucose syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla beans paste
  • 1 gr salt
  • Red food coloring (gel)

Macaron shells

  • 120 gr almond flour (1 cup)
  • 150 gr powdered sugar (1 1/4 cup)
  • 100 gr egg whites room temperature (from 3 large eggs)
  • 100 gr white granulated sugar (1/2 cup)

Instructions

How to make Red Velvet Ganache

  • Semi melt white chocolate in the microwave. Use plastic bowl or cup. 
  • In the small saucepan bring heavy cream, glucose syrup, cocoa powder, cream cheese, vanilla beans paste and red food coloring to simmer. Do not boil! Mix this mixture with the whisk. Make sure all well combine. 
  • Pour warm mixture over melted chocolate in 3 parts, mixing with the help of rubber spatula. Do it fast and pressing down. 
  • Emulsify with hand blender. 
  • Add pinch of salt.
  • Add more red food coloring ( if needed).
  • Transfer into glass container and cover with the plastic wrap “to contact”. Let set in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Transfer ganache into pipping bag and fill macarons. 

How to make macaron shells

  • In the mixing bowl sift together almond flour and powdered sugar. Set aside. 
  • In the mixing bowl of stand mixer add room temperature egg whites and start whisking on low speed. Start adding sugar one tablespoon at the time. Increase speed to medium-high and whip until stiff picks. This will take 10-15 minutes. 
  • Add dry ingredients and start folding the butter. When macaronage drips down from the spatula “like lava”, transfer into pipping bag with round tip. 
  • Pipe macaron shells on the baking mat. 
  • Top baking sheet pan with pipped macaron shells a few times. Let shells to rest on the countertop until no batter sticks to your finger when you touch. 
  • Bake macaron shells in the preheated oven to 275F (134C) for 12-14 minutes. Oven temperature and baking time may vary, depending on your oven. 
  • Remove baked macaron shells from the oven and let it cool on the baking mat with baking sheet pan. When shells are cooled completely remove from baking mat and pair them with similar size. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1macaron | Calories: 30kcal

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