lavender French macaroons...

with honey-lemon filling...

I like the scent and flavor of lavender when it's just enough to taste. Too much lavender in any baking will overwhelm other flavors.


for the shell
- 67 g almond flour
- 66 g powdered sugar
- 1 g dried lavender buds, ground and sifted
- 67 g sugar
- 16 g water
- 50 g egg whites, aged
- pinch of violet color powder

for the filling
- 100 g honey
- 100 g glucose syrup
- 100 heavy cream
- 50 g lemon juice
- 3 g salt


for the shell
1. Combine together almond flour, powdered sugar and lavender in a food processor for 15 seconds.
2. Making Italian meringue with egg whites and cooked sugar. Add color powder almost at the end. (see procedure at Souverain)
3. Fold in dry ingredient in 3 additions.
4. Fill into a pastry bag with a plain tip # 3, pipe the batter onto a silpat in 3/4" circles and 1" apart.
5. Let them set at room temperature until the skins are form about a half hour to an hour.
6. Bake in an oven without a fan at 300 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
7. Cool them down on the silpat completely before remove them. The base should be dry and easy to remove.

for the filling
1. Boil honey and glucose syrup to dark amber color.
2. Remove from the heat, stir heavy cream in additions.
3. Add lemon juice and salt, bring back to a boil over high heat, cook to 230 degrees F.


Choosy Beggar Tina said...

Holy heck, these are the prettiest little things I ever did see! I feel like more of a lady just LOOKING at them!! And just looking is good, because no doubt I'd feel less like a lady and more like a beast of burden after I'd ravaged your entire stock.....

Heather said...

You are reading my mind,I just bought a little pouch of french lavender and I was thinking about macarons.Thank you for the recipe.

Catapulting Aaron said...


I'm a sailing buddy of Mark's... found you through Mo's website.

Do leftovers ever make it to sailing sites?


Everything looks great!


bake in paris said...

Thip, I am sure they taste as good as they look. Great job!


Baby Jubal said...

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foodcreate said...

These Macarons look fabulous..

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

And you can visit me if I can visit you:)


Vanillaorchid said...

wowwwwww...your macaroons are always beautiful and againg I love them ka.

Thip said...

Thanks, guys--for stopping by...

BAKING is my ZeN said...

Very beautiful. Someday I will try this!


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