Archive for August, 2008
Cold butter (unsalted and cut into inch cubes) 1 cup
Flour (all-purpose) 2 cups
Ice water cup
Marzipan 2 cups
Egg yolk 1 number
Water 2 tablespoon
Pearl sugar or coarse sugar – required quantity for decoration
Method of Preparation
Mix egg yolk in 2 tablespoon of water and blend well and keep it aside.
Combine flour and cut butter in a mixing bowl using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add ice water little by little and stir in as you add water till you are able to make dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to stand for about 30 minutes. Heat the oven and bring to 400F.
Keep ready baking sheets lined wither with parchment paper or non-stick baking liner. Sprinkle flour lightly over working board and roll out the dough into 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the laid dough into strips measuring about 2-1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long.
Roll marzipan into a tube like structure of 1 inch thickness and place over the dough strips. Now roll or fold over the dough over the filling and seal the edges with water. Lay all the rolls over the prepared baking sheets.
After keeping over the baking sheets you can bend the rolls to make desired letters. Now brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with decorating sugar. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until dough is crisp and turn golden yellow in colour. Let cool thoroughly before removing from baking sheets.
For Lemon Curd:
Eggs (medium) 3 numbers
Lemon juice cup
Lemon zest 2 tablespoons
Butter (unsalted and cut into chunks) cup
Almonds (powdered) 1 cup
Sugar (powdered) 2 cups
Lemon rind (grated) 1 tablespoon
Egg whites from 4 eggs
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Method of Preparation
To make the lemon curd, take a saucepan and whisk together the sugar, lemon juice, eggs, and zest. Boil the mixture over moderate heat, duly stirring all the while. Keep in simmer and whisk for 3 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to another bowl and add butter, one chunk at a time, duly whisking as you add every chunk of butter.
To make the macaroons, heat the oven initially and bring it to 275F. Beat egg whites in a bowl using an electric mixer till the mixture becomes frothy. Now add sugar to the egg mixture and beat until the mixture become firm.
Gently add the almond mixture into the egg whites. Keep ready baking sheets lined with oiled parchment paper. Make 1 inch mounds of mixture over baking sheet using spoon or pipe.
Keep 2 inches spacing between two mounds. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm. Switch off the oven and let the cookies get dry and cool. After removing cookies from the baking sheet, use lemon curd for sandwiching.
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