Why not make these pretty French macaroons for your loved one, display in pretty tissue paper and place them in a gift box..
French Macaroons RecipeWhat you need
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp finely grated fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 60g ground almonds
- filling: mascarpone or Natural Mothers Lemon Curd
What to do Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F. Butter a baking sheet and line with foil. Lightly butter and flour foil, knocking off excess flour.
Stir together egg whites, sugar, zest, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until combined, then stir in the ground almond. Drop 16 tablespoon-size mounds about 1 1/2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake them until they slightly golden in places for around 20 minutes, then carefully lift the tin foil with the macaroons from the baking sheet and transfer them to a rack to cool down. Peel the macaroons from tinfoil and fill them with a blend of mascarpone and lemon curd if you wish, and serve.
Bonne Appétit x
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Category: spring recipes
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.