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Hi readers! It has been way too long since I have posted here. There are a couple of updates in the life of the Cake Merchant. First, I got a new oven! And it has a convection setting, which I am so excited about. I’m hoping it will make my life easier when it comes to macarons electricity facts history. Second, I started my doctorate in the fall while still working full time, which means I hardly have time to bake in my new oven, but I have gotten so many requests for a post on Italian method macarons that I felt like I had to post sooner rather than later. However, I plan to keep updating this post as I continue to experiment.

The Italian method of making macarons can seem even more intimidating than the French method, but once you get the hang of making Italian meringue, the rest of the process is not all that different than the French method. And since Italian meringue is more stable then French, the macaronage process is actually easier. When I first started using this method, I had a lot of trouble with making the meringue itself and getting it to the right consistency, and I had even more trouble finding information on how to do it correctly.

My goal is writing this post is to be as detailed as possible when going step-by-step through the process of making these. After I posted my recipe for the French method, I was really surprised at how many readers not only appreciated the recipe, but were as obsessed and detail oriented as me at wanting to master macaron making. I’m glad to have found kindred macaron spirits out electricity in india travel there who are willing to go down this rabbit hole with me, and maybe together we can use our internet hive mind to perfect this finicky little cookie.

So let’s start with the recipe. Unlike the French method which can vary greatly, the Italian method generally has an almond flour:powdered sugar:granulated sugar ratio of 1:1:1. The egg white content can be anywhere from 60-90% of the weight of almond flour. A very low egg white content can cause a dry/crumbly macaron and a very high egg white content can cause a finished product that is too soft. I like the go somewhere in the middle with this percentage. Italian macarons also tend to have a higher sugar content than French.

One thing that I learned after spending a summer up to my elbows in macaron batter is that the oven matters. I thought that after months of making thousands of these m gastrocnemius medialis little guys, preparing the perfect Italian meringue, aging the whites, and getting the macaronage just right, I would be able to replicate the recipe at home. But after a year of using the exact same recipe (although slightly paired down), I can definitely say that it did not work in my oven.

My old electric oven at home fluctuated (according to oven thermometer) more than 75 degrees and the air didn’t circulate properly. If I wanted the shells to have a proper texture, they were not fully set on the inside when I took them out and collapse as they are cooling. If I wanted them to set properly, I had to bake them so long that they turned brown gas in oil tank and were hard and crunchy. At first I thought this had to do with the type of meringue, but now I think this has more to do with the higher sugar content in the macaron.

Also, I had a lot of problems with lopsided feet. Initially I thought this had to do with resting times or how I beat the meringue, but I switched from pans with a raised edge to flat cookie sheets and this problem went away. My guess is this is because the air doesn’t circulate well in an electric oven, so the shells were heating unevenly. The funny thing grade 9 electricity unit test is that I never had this problem when using the French method.

So now that I have a convection oven, do my Italian method macarons turn out better? Yes! Do they turn out as well as they did at the bakery? No. I still have had problems with hollows, although the lopsided feet problem has gone away, probably due to better air circulation. I am using a fan convection and not a true convection oven like the bakery had, so this may also have to do with the hollow issue. I still sometimes have to overbake the shells to get them to set properly, and this takes away from that chewy texture that I love. However, I’ve been trying different oven temperatures so see what works best, and I find that if put the shells in a hot oven (around 350) and then turn the temp down to 315, they usually set properly without burning or getting to hard.

One advantage to using the Italian method is that you do not have to rest the shells. I’ve included pictures of shells that went into the oven right electricity basics after piping as well as this that were rested for about 45 minutes. The shells that went into the oven had smaller feet, but were less prone to hollows. You can see the air space between the shell and the foot, which normally indicated that the shell is not hollow, which I learned from Love and Macarons. The shells that rested had a taller, more ruffly foot, but more of them were hollow. The rested macarons also had a less shiny shell than the unrested macarons.

Making the Italian meringue is a more complicated process than a French meringue, and needs to be done differently for macarons than Italian buttercream. This is something I had a lot of difficulty with initially, but when I worked at the bakery, I got to go through this step by step with an experienced pastry chef. You need to time the boiling sugar syrup j gastroenterol impact factor (heated 20 243 just right with the beating of the egg whites. This is easier to do if you have a gas stove (which I don’t). If you add the boiling sugar syrup too early, you won’t get enough volume in your meringue. If you add it too late, you can deflate the meringue. I did this on my first day working at the bakery and ruined a 20 quart batch of Italian meringue!

You also can’t make the Italian meringue in small batches. The main reason for this is that you want the meringue to be slightly warm when you mix it with the dry ingredients so that it forms a proper shell. If you make a very small batch of Italian meringue, it will cool down too much by the time it gets to the right consistency and won’t incorporate properly with the dry ingredients. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get very stiff peaks with this method. As long as you can hold the bowl upside down and the meringue stays put and the meringue temp gas bubble retinal detachment is about 104 degrees fahrenheit, you’re done. Unlike the French method, it’s ok if the peak falls over.

Overall, I would say that even though macaronage is easier with the Italian method, it is more sensitive to oven issues. The French method really works for me consistently in my oven, I am comfortable with the macaronage process, and I can make it in small batches. Until I get a true convection oven or need to make macarons in large quantities, I probably won’t use the Italian method. However, I understand why many bakeries use it. If you have a good oven, it is easier to make in large batches and you can even do some of the macaronage with a mixer. What are your thoughts? I am interested to hear your results.

• Once the sugar syrup grade 6 electricity unit test gets to about 220 degrees, start whisking the egg whites on low for a couple of minutes, then turn the mixer up to medium until you get soft peaks. If the egg whites get to soft peaks before your sugar syrup gets to the right temperature (244 degrees fahrenheit), turn the mixer back down to low until the sugar syrup is done.

• Once the sugar gas finder rochester ny syrup gets to 244, turn the mixer up to high and slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the mixing bowl while the eggs are whipping. Try to do this in a slow steady stream, since pouring it too fast will cause the sugar syrup to stick to the bottom and congeal. It’s helpful to have an oven mitt or hot pad to support the bottom of the (extremely) hot saucepan.

• Using a spatula (I like a sturdy one like this one ), fold the meringue into the egg white/almond flour paste 1/3 at a time. The first 1/3 can be incorporated throughly. The next 2 additions should be folded in gently so you don’t over mix. The Italian meringue is sturdy, but you want to fold it into the paste until it runs down in ribbons and incorporates back into the batter in 10-20 seconds.