Matcha Tea Macarons with Lemon Curd.
Yes, macarons. I have been researching, reading, saving recipes, buying ingredients and most of all drooling over all the macarons I see in blog land. I finally had the courage or maybe the foolishness to attempt to make them. They are not perfect but they have feet, they are nice shape and most of all they taste good.
I used Veronica's Test Kitchen recipe and just added some matcha to it. The lemon curd is as follows:
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
zest of a lemon
1 stick of butter
Combine egg yolks and egg with 1 cup sugar. Add juice. Pour mixture into double boiler and place over a pot of simmering water. Whisk egg mixture for about 8 to 10 minutes. You will know it is done when it coats the whisk. You can also dip a spoon in, run your finger through the lemon curd. If it leaves a trail and the rest sticks, then it is done. Remove from heat at this point and add butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisk the butter in. Refrigerate up to two weeks. It freezes very well.