The Finer Cookie:
Lemon Macaron

Homemade macarons are like nothing you’ve had before

By Kimberlie Robert

For anyone who bakes, the components of this Lemon Macaron will be familiar: an almond flour Italian meringue, lemon curd and a buttercream filling. Essentially simple, but the macaron will take a little finesse to get the batter to the correct texture so that it will have the classic foot every macaron should have. When working with meringue, it is never a good thing to allow the meringue to deflate, but in this situation, you want it to deflate so that the cookie bakes smoothly, without cracking.

Your first bite cracks the crispy shell, as you penetrate the succulent lemon buttercream filling. The second bite uncovers the sinfully tart lemon curd center. Homemade macarons are like nothing you’ve ever had before. You will be duly rewarded.

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Lemon Macaron with a Tart Lemon Curd Center

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Photographed by Kimberlie Robert

kimberlie robert

Kimberlie Robert is currently the Executive Cookie Maker at The Finer Cookie. As of recently, she has worked as an Executive Assistant for five years. Prior to that she was the Coordinating Director/Partner of an Advertising Agency. She has earned an MA in Art History and a BA in English Literature. She is also a writer and researcher, short story editor, pastry chef, tango dancer and gardener.

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