Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chocolate Macarons with Lemon Curd filling



Lemon Curd
(Recipe adapted from Quay Po Cooks)

Ingredients:
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 grated lemon zest
1/2 cup cold butter

Method:
1. Whisk egg yolks & sugar in a metal bowl placed on top of a saucepan over simmering water. Add in lemon juice & zest until combined & smooth.

2. Stir the mixture constantly with a spatula until it thickens. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter slowly. Spoon mixture into clean glass container & allow it to col with a piece of plastic wrap laid on the surface to prevent a skin from forming.




15 comments:

茄子 said...

oh..i love lemon curd, a great way to balance out the sweetness of the macarons.

CaThY said...

茄子,
Yeah,absolutely agreed with you~ :)

love melody, love baking said...

Macarons have been on my to-bake list for a looooooooong time... Must find some time to try it out!!!

CaThY said...

PH,
Yeah, do give it a try, its quite fun :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

woah very beautiful, haha i'm so glad i'm gonna test them tmr!! *licks lips* =Pp

CaThY said...

Jess,
Kekeke, hope you like them =)

Spear said...

Wow! Really lovely! And great pairing with lemon curd. I'm gonna try this out one of these days. Helps to use up the leftover egg yolks too =DD.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

很漂亮喔,最近你的料理都有心型的哦:P

quizzine said...

I did a batch of macarons today too, but failed :( Going to try it out again! Pretty macarons, bet the lemon curd and macarons would complement each other very well!

Jean said...

macarons are like super high level bakes for me so I've never baked them before :( good job there! your macarons are really beautiful!

CaThY said...

Spear,
Welcome to my blog.Do drop by more often. Yah,you gotta try making the lemon curd. It is really good :)

鲸鱼,
因为二月是个浪漫的季节,所以我的料理都有心型哦.哈哈 *^_^*

Quizzine,
Thanks for dropping by my blog & thanks for your kind words. Looking forward to see you macarons too :)

Jean,
Thanks for the compliments. Try it out next time too :)

Bake for a Queen said...

I really like the colour of the lemon curd. Looks so smooth and yummy.

CaThY said...

Bake for a Queen,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. You gotta try making the lemon curd, it is awesome! :)

CaThY said...

I did a batch of macarons today too, but failed :( Going to try it out again! Pretty macarons, bet the lemon curd and macarons would complement each other very well!

CaThY said...

PH,
Yeah, do give it a try, its quite fun :)

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