This recipe recently featured in "Delicious" Magazine from the amazing Christine Mansfield. My middle son's girlfriend and I made these together a very enjoyable bonding exercise. The lemon curd is something you can make on it's own.
2 1/4 cup (150g) shredded coconut
100g caster sugar
20g chopped pistachios
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
100g cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
To make the lemon curd, place the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl, whisk until pale and thick. Add lemon juice, then place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remember the bottom of the bowl must not touch the water.
Cook, stirring with a spatula for approximately 2 minutes or until thick. Add cold butter a piece at a time, store to combine ensuring each piece is incorporated before adding the next.
Cook, stirring constantly for 8 minutes or more until the curd is very thick and coats the back of the spatula. Cool and cover surface with plastic wrap so not to have a skin form.
Chill for 2 hours.
To make macaron
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Place eggwhites in a very clean bowl and whisk to soft peaks.
Gently fold in the remaining ingredients.
Working with 2 teaspoons of mixture roll into balls and place on baking tray a few centimetres apart.
Bake for 15 minutes or until firm, but not completed coloured.
To serve, spread the lemon curd over half the biscuit, then sandwich curd with the remaining biscuit to form macarons.
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