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Macarons #2 – Lemon

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Sweet lemony macarons with lemon curd.

My first macaronsย were far from perfect. So I decided to try another recipe – lemon macarons sounded like heaven to me ๐Ÿ™‚

And that turned out to be a really good choice. Macarons were so delicious that I couldn’t stop eating them! And taking photos was like a torture for me – they looked good, they smelled fantastic, I just wanted to finish the session and eat them all. So here we are, with a great recipe and not-so-good photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ingredients

75 g ground almonds

115 g icing sugar

2 egg whites

50 g caster sugar

grated zest of 1/2 lemon

yellow food coloring (may be liquid)

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Sift ground almonds and icing sugar into a bowl.

In an electric mixer whisk egg whites, add caster sugar and mix until glossy and firm. Add lemon zest and food coloring.

Using a wooden spoon or spatula fold the almond mixture into the meringue mixture.

Pour into the piping bag and pipe small rounds on aย preparedย baking sheets. Leave in the room temperature for 30-60 minutes.

Bake for 12-15 in 145C (fan forced). Cool on a cooling rack.

For the filling ย I’ve used a home made, butter-free lemon curd.

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juice and a zest of 1 ย 1/2 lemon
1 egg yolk
1 egg
100 g cukru
1 tsp potato or corn flour
1 tsp olive oil[/quote]
Mix all the ingredients in a small pot (except the olive oil). Bring to a boil (stirring constantly) on a small heat. Add olive oil and cook for 2 ย more minutes. Keepย refrigerated.

 

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