Lavender Macarons

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Lavender macaron

Enough of the bread! Vannilla and all her tasters love macarons!

Here's a delicate lavender variation on the basic recipe. I would love to lie and say I make my macarons start to finish in the Thermomix but while I can and have made successful batches using the French meringue methods in the Thermomix, my Italian meringue method give a perfect consistency every time, perfect crunchy shells, chewy centre.

The basic recipe and method can be found here.

To make these lavender ones, simply grind ground almonds, icing sugar and lavender (do add according to taste) i'd do a batch with a teaspoon or two, then if you want a stronger taste just increase next time. It really doesn't taste like eating bar of soap! in the food processor or TM bowl speed 10 until sound changes and mixtures holds round side of bowl.

Biscoff mascarpone filling

I have become a great fan of Swiss buttercream for filling my macarons, not least because I can box them and know they won't start a destructive melt down while I get them to their destination. I was in more of a rush with these, so, in need of a Biscoff fix, I mixed a 250g carton of mascarpone with a couple of tablespoons of Biscoff spread ( or maybe it was half a jar! only joking, that was spooned straight into my mouth.)

Biscoff confusingly labelled like this in UK

Do experiment with macaron flavours once you are happy with the consistency that the paste should be. Beware of anything which is going to significantly loosen the paste because once you have added the Italian meringue the mixture may be too running to pipe. All citrus ones taste great but finely grate the rind, rather than grind it with the almond and sugar, as oil is released from the rind if you process it.

Let me know how you get on with this recipe if you have failed with others.

 

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

8 thoughts on “Lavender Macarons”

  1. I have linked this to my violet post – I think there may be others who will like to try this recipe – I may even have a go myself!

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    • Thank you! It is a great combination and has everyone guessing as long as you go easy on the lavender – don’t want them to taste like a bar of soap. I appreciate the link. Follow the recipe index page for basic recipe other variations. Anne.

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