Users' questions

Can macarons be bake without parchment paper?

Can macarons be bake without parchment paper?

Consider alternatives to parchment paper to ensure your macaroons do not stick to the baking sheets while baking. Tear sheets of aluminum foil or rice paper. The aluminum foil must be greased with shortening to keep the macaroons from sticking. The rice paper can be placed on the baking sheets without being greased.

Can I use foil instead of parchment paper for macarons?

Wax paper is not oven-proof, and macaron shells would stick to aluminum foil. As stated above, I recommend using a surface that allows you to peel the macaron shells right off without having to grease it.

Why are my macarons sticking to the parchment?

Macarons sticking to the paper indicates that your macarons are not fully baked. The process of baking your macarons is really more like “drying out” the cookie, so if they are still sticking and not slipping off your tray, your cookies need more baking time in the oven, probably another 5-7 mins.

Is silicone mat or parchment paper better for macarons?

The macarons are easy to fill once they’re baked and cooled. Parchment paper is difficult to make it perfectly shaped for your pans. Silicone can make macarons a bit sticky, so they can be difficult to remove them from the mat. Silicone mats produce a flatter, rounder macaron cookie than parchment paper.

What is the best temperature to bake macaron?

Generally speaking, you’ll find that ideal temperatures range from 300 °F / 149 °C to 350 °F / 177 °C and ideal cooking times range from 10 to 14 minutes for 2 in (5 cm) macarons. Other variables include ventilation, humidity, altitude, and whether or not you have an oven fan.

What can I use in place of parchment paper for macarons?

SILPAT. Silpat is a silicone baking sheet liner that is a favorite of professional bakers.

  • WAXED PAPER. Waxed paper is the most similar substitution for parchment paper.
  • ALUMINIUM FOIL. Next in line for substitutions similar to parchment paper comes aluminum foil.
  • How do you fix grainy macaron batter?

    Grainy macaron shells can occur because of any or a combination of the reasons below: Ground almonds not fine enough. Solution – Pulse your ground almonds with icing sugar together till you get a fine powder. Be careful not to overdo it as it may release oils which will lead to another problem (translucent shells).

    How do you keep macarons from sticking to baking paper?

    How to prevent concaved, or stuck macarons:

    1. Make sure your oven is hot enough.
    2. Be sure to check the macarons for doneness before taking them out.
    3. Make sure to cool the macarons on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before removing from parchment paper/silicone mat.

    Did Zumbo create macarons?

    Zumbo has often cited French pastry chef Pierre Hermé as an influence; the penny dropped when one of Zumbo’s former bosses gave him a box of delicate Hermé macarons to taste. “Hermé was the first to try different flavours, like balsamic and truffle oil,” Zumbo says. “He changed the world of pastry.”

    How do you mix macarons?


    1. Place water and liquid colour into bowl (total 210g).
    2. Add 1kg Macaron mix.
    3. Blend for one minute on slow and scrape down.
    4. Beat on top speed using a beater for 6 minutes.
    5. Pipe onto baking trays lined with silicon paper.
    6. Allow to stand for approximately 20 minutes.

    Are silicone baking mats good for macarons?

    The Best For French Macarons The sturdy material is strong yet flexible and highly heat-resistant (up to 480 degrees). I ordered the Silicone macaron baking mats, and they were perfect in making consistently shaped/sized macarons. He took 1st place! Great quality product and very easy clean-up.

    How long do you cook a Zumbo macaron in the oven?

    Check that a skin has formed on the macaron shell so that when you touch it, it doesn’t stick to your fingers. Slide an additional baking sheet under the one with the macarons on it and bake in the oven for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then pair similarly sized macaron halves.

    Can you make Zumbo macaron without ganache filling?

    Onto the ganache filling (which is actually a ganache that is made without cream). The chocolate has melted and is added to the Thermomix to blend up the basil. He tells us that this can be done in a home food processor too although it may take a bit longer.

    What causes macarons to Sticke to parchment paper?

    I fell prey to an ancient question thread. Pastry C. February 17, 2013. Macarons contain a lot of sugar and that sugar bakes onto the parchment or silpat (non-stick baking mat) causing the macarons to stick. The best way to remove macarons easily is: Have some boiling water on the stove while the macarons are baking.

    Can You bake macaroons on a baking sheet without parchment?

    How to Bake Macaroons on a Baking Sheet Without Parchment. Parchment paper is commonly used to line baking sheets for macaroons. The paper’s silicone coating creates a heat-resistant and non-stick surface, which makes it suitable for baking macaroons. However, if parchment paper isn’t available the macaroons can still be baked to perfection.