Tiramisu Macarons

Gather the shell ingredients - * Powdered sugar * Granulated sugar * Almond flour * Egg whites

Heat a small saucepan of water over medium-low heat and bring it to a gentle simmer.  Place a heatproof bowl over the pan and add the egg  whites and granulated sugar.  Whisk constantly until the sugar has fully dissolved.

Transfer the egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the  whisk attachment and beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form -  about 5 minutes.

Using a fine mesh sieve, sift the powdered sugar and almond flour into  the egg white mixture.  Discard any large lumps, don't force them  through the sieve.

Gently fold the dry ingredients into the egg whites by making a J shape  with your spatula.  Make sure to fold all the way to the bottom of the  bowl.

– Once all of the dry  ingredients have been incorporated, continue to fold the meringue but  this time gently smush the batter against the sides of the bowl before  folding it back together. – Continue to smush  and fold the meringue a few times before testing to see if it has  reached the Lava/Figure 8 stage.  The meringue is ready to pipe when you  can draw a figure 8 without the stream breaking - it should flow  smoothly and continuously.

- Transfer the meringue to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.  Pipe 1" macaron shells onto the tray.  Once  you've finished piping the first tray, hold it a few inches off the  counter and drop it straight down. – Set the trays aside to rest for at least 30  minutes. – Bake the macarons for 13 minutes.

Gather the frosting ingredients - * Whipping cream * Mascarpone cheese * Espresso/Kahlua * Powdered sugar * Instant espresso * Cinnamon

Beat the frosting ingredients together until smooth.

Place the macarons in similar sized pairs and pipe a small dollop of  filling onto the center of one macaron.  Place the other on top and  press down gently, just until the filling reaches the edges.

Dust the top of the macarons with cocoa powder before serving.

Full recipe at mildlymeandering.com