Add depth and dimension to your macarons with this simple imprint technique.
To start things off, prepare your macaron batter as usual. If you need a recipe, head over to my Basic French Macarons post!
To see the other textures featured in the following photo, check out my Parchment Texture Macarons tutorial.
The key to this technique is waiting for the opportune moment to add the indents. You’ll want your macarons to have dried enough to not be tacky, but not so dry that there is zero flex.
I found a plastic spatula to be an easy tool to use. Find something slightly rounded or dull to use to avoid puncturing the skin as you press in your lines.
Press just hard enough to make your indents without cracking through the outer layer. See video for reference!
Finish resting your macarons so the outer skin is dry before baking. Based on my experience, I don’t think you’ll need to make any changes in oven temp or bake time.
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Imprint Texture Macarons
- Prepare macaron batter as normal, pipe, and bang trays on counter to remove air bubbles.
- Let macarons dry until they are no longer tacky, but still flexible.
- Using a utensil with a dull or slightly round edge, gently press to create stripes. Be careful not to puncture through the outer layer of skin.
- Allow macarons to finish drying, and bake as normal.