Gluten Free Chocolate Macarons with Albumen Powder

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Albumen Powder Chocolate Macarons

Have you heard of the amazing baking supplier, The Craft Company?  I love that these guys stock all sorts of otherwise hard-to-find ingredients. For instance, I'd been searching for months for albumen powder to make macarons. I hadn't been able to find any other UK suppliers for it! It wasn't until I went to the The Craft Company's website that I found some, though!

It was shipped me to the next day of placing my order and arrived along with vanilla bean paste, cake pops sticks and cake pops bags in a sturdy, branded box. I'll be sharing a recipe using the vanilla bean paste, cake pops sticks and bags in a few weeks. I just whipped up some macarons using the albumen and wanted to share right away!

Here's a good macaron recipe, if you need one. Substitute the egg white for albumen powder. You'll need to dissolve the albumen in water first--there should be instructions on the packet. Be advised though, you might need to adjust the instructions and use them as a guide only. I found that following them point blank, resulted in to much white powder! You'll probably see that you'll need to whisk the albumen a bit longer than you would ordinary egg whites. I really liked the texture of the macarons, although it was a bit less firm, surprisingly. I would only use the albumen powder for personal use as it's not gluten free and all the macarons I sell in my shop are.

As a shop, I was very impressed with The Craft Company. They have such a wide selection and the high-quality items are shipped out quickly. Everything I ordered arrived as expected. I'd definitely be interested in order more from them in the future.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party! Can't wait to find some new pages to like!

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  2. Those Choc. Macaroons look just lovely! I am going to pin those for a special treat to make some time. Thanks for the Like Hike! I'm gonna get my walkin shoes on!

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, get those walking shoes on & that thumb out! :) Thanks for the pin!

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  3. thanks so much for hosting! Love the idea of a Facebook Like Hike! Plus those macaroons look yummy!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! Glad you stopped by!

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  4. Argh! I had a brain spaz moment and linked my actual blog page. Is there any way you can delete #42? lol! Then I'll go do it right...

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  5. Thanks for the invite and for hosting Anyonita!

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  6. Thanks for the party!

    Kristi @Let This Mind Be in You

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