Macarons are made from almond flour (or almond meal). When I first tried to make my macaron, I had no clue what almond flour was, and where I could find it. I found out later on that an average price for a 16 oz bag of almond meal was $9. I couldn’t believe the price because the price of a 5lb bag of regular flour was less than $5.
I soon realized that macarons were a delicacy because of how expensive their ingredients are. After some research online, I found that you can make your own almond meal. All you need to do is ground almonds finely with a food processor. It works just as fine as any store bought almond meal. You’ll save time and money by making your own!