Coffee Macarons Filled With Mascarpone (Tiramisu)
280 g icing sugar, 160 g ground almonds, 3 egg whites, 1 pinch salt, 50 g sugar, 1 tablespoon instant coffee, a few drops brown food colouring (optional). Filling: 60 g butter, 110 g mascarpone, 125 g icing sugar, 1 tablespoon amaretto (hazelnut liqueur or brandy), 1 teaspoon powdered cocoa.
1. Sieve the icing sugar and mix well with the ground almonds.2. In a bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer, add the salt and gradually add the plain sugar until obtaining a thick meringue. Add half of the icing sugar to the almond and stir gently with a spatula from top to bottom. Add the coffee and the remaining icing sugar with the almonds and continue stirring gently until blended. 3. Pour part of the mix into the DECOMAX fitted with the large round tip and make circles in the size indicated by the marks on the MACAROON BAKING SHEET. When the batter expands, it won't spill over and each macaroon will be the perfect size and shape. 4. Allow to rest between 30-35 minutes at room temperature. 5. Cook in a preheated oven at 150ºC for 20-25 minutes until firm to touch. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter. To make the filling: Let the butter soften at room temperature. Place it in a large bowl and beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes until soft and creamy. Add the mascarpone and continue beating a few more minutes. Add the sugar, the liqueur and a pinch of salt and beat for 3-4 minutes. Fill the macaroons with the mascarpone cream and sprinkle with the cocoa before serving.