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Traditional basque recipes : French macaron recipe

Saint Jean de Luz macaron recipe

The city of Saint Jean de Luz is not only famous for its recipe of grilled squids. It is also famous for its macaroons, especially those of the Adam house.

Considered as old-fashioned macaroons, they are cracked, soft and in one piece, unlike more modern macaroons.

This French macaron recipe below is obviously not the one of the famous Adam’s house, but it is close to it. Of course, I invite you to taste them if you go to Saint Jean de Luz. You will understand what makes it one of the most famous specialities of the Basque Country

The famous Adam house where Saint Jean de Luz French macaron recipe was created

Summary – French macaron recipe.

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FAQ.

What is special about the macaroons of Saint Jean de Luz?

They are one-piece macaroons, slightly cracked and soft, in the old-fashioned way like Nancy’s.

Where to buy macaroons in Saint Jean de Luz?

The essential address for Saint Jean de Luz macaroons is the Adam house. It was this family that created the recipe in 1660 for the marriage of Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Maria Theresa of Austria.

Is this the recipe of Adam’s house?

No !!! Only family members know the secret ingredient added to the recipe.

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Why you should try macarons Adam Saint Jean de Luz?

Maison Adam Saint Jean de Luz is the essential address since it was at the origin of the creation of the recipe in 1660 for the marriage of Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Maria Theresa of Austria. The recipe has not changed since then and is transmitted by notarial deed from generation to generation. Only the family knows the full recipe.

The Queen Mother loved the Adam macaroons so much that she gave Gaxuxa, the servant of the Adam House in charge of bringing the confectionery to the King and his relatives, her rosary. This one is still the property of the family since Gaxuxa then married one of the sons of the house.

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French macaron recipe.

I remind you that this recipe is similar to the one of the Adam House but that it is secret and therefore cannot be found on the Internet. For the original recipe, you will have to go and taste them in Saint Jean de Luz!

Ingredients (for 30-35 macaroons depending on their size).

  • 100g egg whites at room temperature
  • 300g almond powder
  • 1/2 vanilla bean seeds
  • 5g natural vanilla extract*
  • 10g neutral honey -acacia-
  • For syrup: 300g caster sugar – 100g water.

How to cook French macaron?

  1. Blend the whites, almond powder, honey, seeds and vanilla extract with a blade.

  2. At the same time, make a syrup at 121°.

  3. Put the marzipan paste obtained in the bowl of the robot equipped with the leaf (name given to the flat whisk of the robot) and gradually pour the cooked sugar over it.

  4. Let the robot run at medium speed until the device cools – about 35/40°-.

  5. Place the macaroons on the silicone paper-lined honeycomb plates and bake at 160° for about 15 minutes.

French macarons wine pairing.

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With less sugar than Monbazillac, it will be a perfect match for Basque cake.

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Conclusion – French macaron recipe.

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