I made some fun little sweets for my recent collaborated photo shoot and I wanted to share the recipes with you. I made these sparkly little Citrus Cream Macarons and here's the recipe:
1 cup of powder powdered sugar
3/4 a cup of almond flour
2 egg whites
1/8 a teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/4 cup of sugar
1 small drop of almond extract
1/4 a teaspoon of orange extract
Food coloring (optional)
Citrus Sugar Sprinkles (optional)
Let your egg whites sit in a bowl and come to room temperature for 2-3 hours. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Sift your almond flour and powdered sugar in a bowl together. In a mixing bowl beat your eggs until frothy, add your cream of tarter and whip until thick and frothy and then slowly add your sugar and turn your mixer in high and mix until a merengue is created with stiff peaks. Slowly fold in your almond flour mixture into your meringue along with your extracts and food coloring. I chose a few drops of yellow food coloring and one drop of red to create a creamy yellow orange color. Mix lightly and do not overfold. Spoon your mixture into a piping bag and cut a tip off large enough to make 1 1/2 inch circles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Let your macrons set on the counter and dry for 30-40 minutes. Place in oven and immediately turn your oven temperature down to 325 and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool, remove from parchment paper and fill with lemon curd.
After you pipe out your macron circles lightly sprinkle citrus sugar if you intend to use the sugar garnish. Let them dry and then bake.
These are so yummy and summery tasting…when I brought them back to the house after the shoot my family devoured them in a day. So I think it's a safe bet to say they were delicious.