- First work together almond paste and sugar on a smooth board or marble slab.
- Then add egg whites gradually, and work until mixture is perfectly smooth.
- Confectioners at first use the hand, afterward a palette knife, which is not only of use for mixing but for keeping board clean.
- Shape, using a pastry bag and tube, on a tin sheet covered with buttered paper, one-half inch apart; or drop mixture from tip of spoon in small piles.
- Macaroon mixture is stiff enough to hold its shape, but in baking spreads.
- Bake fifteen to twenty minutes in a slow oven.
- If liked soft, they should be slightly baked.
- After removing from oven, invert paper, and wet with a cloth wrung out of cold water, when macaroons will easily slip off.
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