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Cricket Macarons

Cricket Macarons

Our James Beard Foundation Award nominated video for cricket macarons.
Course Dessert


Macaron Shells

  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 100 g coconut flour
  • 50 g cricket flour
  • 55 g egg whites
  • 55 g egg whites
  • 120 g sugar
  • 40 g water

Lime Curd

  • 2 tbsp lime zest
  • 175 g lime juice
  • 200 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 g butter

Dehydrated Lime Tequila Crickets

  • 250 ml water
  • 250 ml sugar
  • zest and juice of two limes
  • 20 g dried crickets


Macaron Shells

  • Sift together powdered sugar, coconut flour and cricket flour. Add in 55 g of egg whites and mix until mixture is soft and wet.
  • Take second addition of egg whites and whisk in mixer until they reach soft peaks.
  • At the same time, bring sugar and water to a boil and cook until it reaches 116 C or 240 F.
  • Stream hot sugar in the mixer with the whipped egg whites while mixing on low. Once streamed in, switch the mixer to high and whisk until cool.
  • In three additions, add the whipped whites to the coconut and cricket mixture and fold in gently.
  • Once no white streaks remain, add macaron batter to a piping bag and pipe immediately into small rounds on a lined baking sheet. Bang the trays to remove any air bubbles from the batter.
  • Leave to rest 1-2 hours until a matte skin has formed on top. Once skin has formed, bake at 150 C, 300 F, for 12-17 minutes.

Lime Curd

  • Whisk together zest, juice, sugar, and eggs over a double boiler. Whisk continuously until thick. Once thick, add in cubes of butter.
  • Whisk again until thick. Remove from the heat, cling film the top so a skin doesn't form and place in the fridge to cool. Once cool, transfer to a piping bag and pipe into the macaron shells. Use a dab on top of each macaron to secure the crispy golden crickets.

Tequila Lime Crickets

  • Simmer simple syrup, add in crickets and continue to simmer for fifteen minutes. Strain and place on lined dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate at 45 C until crisp. Mix tequila and gold powder to create gold edible paint and paint the crickets until nicely coated. Add to top of macarons for garnish.


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