It has been exactly a year ago that I've posted my very first macaron, here. Ever since then, my daughter has made it a couple of times. For our Bake-Along, I've decided to try another recipe, with slightly different method of mixing the batter, but I failed. My macarons has no pied (no feet)! So I've made it a second time, this time going back to the reliable recipe which I've first tried a year ago, from Joy of Baking.
French Macaron with Lemon Curd Filling
Macaron batter are piped and left to dry out a little, which takes about an hour, in our humid weather. I should have wet my finger and bring those peaks down, but did not, thinking that they will settle down eventually. Well, I should have.....!!
Since I've decided to use lemon curd as the filling, I've coloured the macaron with lemon yellow gel food colouring, and added in 1 teaspoon of lemon essence to the batter.
The most exciting part when making this macaron, is when they finally go into the oven. Then the waiting! For that pied! Ooh.. the number of times I peaked into the oven, with my fingers crossed! At the end of it, the result can either make you smile really big, or wish you have never heard of macaron before!
For the lemon curd recipe, I've used David Lebovitz's which I've made before.
My macarons can barely stand on their own, because of the peaks! Oh well, lesson learnt, do not assume the peaks will eventually settle down the next time!
I'm not listing down the recipe for the macarons, since I've posted it before here, or you may get it directly from Joy of Baking. The difference is I've added a teaspoon of lemon essence and some lemon yellow gel food colour to the meringue, after the meringue holds stiff peak. Whisk in the essence and colour gel gently just until incorporated, and proceed with the rest of the recipe.
The same goes with the lemon curd recipe, which I have posted before, here.
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