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Lemon Macaroons

Lemon Macaroons Recipe

Tangy lemon taste

Ingredients

Lemon Curd:

3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons zest of lemon

3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks

Macaroons:

1 cup powdered almonds

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

4 egg whites

2 tablespoons sugar

Method

To make the lemon curd, in a saucepan, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon
juice, and
zest. Bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat, stirring, then simmer
for 3 minutes,
whisking. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and whisk in the butter, one chunk
at a time.

To
make the macaroons, preheat oven to 275F.
In a bowl, using an electric mixer,
beat the
egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the sugar, then beat the egg whites
until firm.

Gently but thoroughly fold the almond mixture into the egg whites.
Line baking
sheets
with oiled parchment paper. Either pipe or spoon mixture into 1 1/2 inch mounds
that are
2 inches apart on the parchment.
Bake for 30 minutes or until firm.
Turn off
oven and let
cookies dry with door ajar.
To assemble, remove cookies from baking sheets and
sandwich with lemon curd.
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