Thursday, 10 December 2009

Pistachio and Lemon Curd Macarons

Some three weeks ago I mentioned to my hubby and daughter, we are doing again Mac atack

Daughter : yuppieeeeee Macarons, what colour are you going to make and what filling?

Hubby : ohhhhhh Noooooooooooo You are not going to make them again and moan from the kitchen it didn't come out nice and start over and over again and make us eat all those horribly gone wrong Macarons.

Last time I had to do few times till i got them good
So while few of the Mac team was in London for FBC , and to compensate me not beeing there I thought I will make them.

It was so quiet in the kitchen .........that hubby came to look what is going on and when he saw the Macarons resting before going to the oven, he looked one look to the green colour of row of macarons and said oh NO you are not making those alien looking things are you.
That is what he calls them now, as I use such colours :-)

This time I used half almond powder and half pistchio nuts.
I didn't get a real smooth finishing to my macarons, but I didn't want to make them again so I thought this will have to do.
They were really delicious with the lemon curd filling. I used shop bought lemon curd.

You can find the recipe from my earlier post here instead of using full almonds i used half pistachios.
So this is for my Mac tweet

50 comments:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those are gorgeous, Happy Cook - and I LOVE the flavor combination!

Angie's Recipes said...

I like Macarons! Can't get enough of them, just wish they didn't have to be so sweet!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy mouthwatering ones

Priya said...

Beautiful and wat a colourful macarons, u r pulling me to make out some macarons...Am gonna try soon..

Ivy said...

I have to try making macarons. I think I am afraid to make them. Love the addition of lemon curd.

chakhlere said...

wow!! look at that green color....lovely.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a colour!!beautiful...and def must be delicious...

Jamie said...

I so know how it is wanting to make something to with a moaning husband trying to convince us not to make it! And I know how much you wanted to join us at FBC! Well, one thing for sure you got wonderful macs! I love the pistachio and lemon combo and I love the color/texture the pistachios gave to the shells. I'm trying that next! Lovely macs, doll!

indosungod said...

It is raining macarons. You are now an expert? They look lovely.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

They look lovely.

prasu said...

lovely clorful macaroons dear........trust me they are not alien like things......they are yummy yumm treats.

MeetaK said...

yeah i love this flavor combination. my very first macs were the same combination. that green is intense!

notyet100 said...

ummmm,..u mkim me drool here,..:-)

Cham said...

I like the spirit u ve even after many failures u don't give up! The color brings joy in this cold winter days! Great and beautiful attempt!

Bong Mom said...

Looks cute aliens :-)

kothiyavunu said...

WOW!!! They looks so lovely & very inviting. Feel like having some.
Will try it..:)

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Poornima Nair said...

The macaroons look great, they are perfect.

Gloria said...

These look fantastic Happy Cook, really love macarons and lemon curd. x gloria

Helene said...

Love that color. They look delicious.

Pari said...

Wow, they look absolutely great. but still do not have the daring 'feet' to attempt them.

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful macaroons! I love the flavor with pistachios!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,u are too good in making macaroons :)

DEESHA said...

it has turned out amazingly well ..

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Nice combination of flavours! I should not mention macaroons at home or else I'll be bugged to make them...

Deeba PAB said...

Oh F...you sweetheart. Thanks for keeping the kitchen warm while we were in London.Really missed you & hope to see you next time. Love the macs & love that you used pistachios...my fave nut. Lovely...can't wait to see what yopu come up with next time! Thanks too for joining us in the 'attack'! xoxo

aquadaze said...

I am petrified of making macarons! You are a pro at it HC! The combo sounds so delicious.

Laavanya said...

I had no idea that one could make so many different kinds of macaroons.. The bright colours make these unique i think. Hope your husband & daughter enjoyed them :)

Rina said...

Wow!!! Happy, I think you have made macarons in most of the colors out there...

myfrenchkitchen said...

What a great comnination...I LOVE pistachiop macarons!
Ronelle

Lavanya Siva said...

hooooooooo just been here after a long time.....Yummy mouthwatering recipe yaar.Love the combination

shankari said...

Alien colors LOL :) Looks cute HC

Madhavi said...

Oh beautiful macarons, looks delicious!!

sowmya.s said...

green this time huh? Looks awweeesome....

Deepa G Joshi said...

ohh my god..these look so yummmyyyyy..(why cant we invent some new words to describe food!!:( ).

Elra said...

Lovely flavor combination. Your macarons look perfect.

Divya Vikram said...

Macaroons look pretty in green! Guess they tasted great too!

Uma said...

lovely macarons. never ate them. looks sooo tempting :)

s said...

they look perfect..i could never master the art of macaron!

Priyanka said...

i first tasted macarons on my recent trip to quebec-montreal....i love the lemon, strawberry and coffee flavors the best:)

Sig said...

Nice color HC! And with pistachios this must've tasted great. I am sure your husband didn't complain after tasting one of these :)

Red Chillies said...

Look so pretty HC.

Padhu said...

They look gorgeous.Colourful and tempting.
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Dhanggit said...

these are gorgeously green macarons Happy cook!! i love love them!

RV said...

Do you still have these macaroons left... I am coming over... they look gorgeous..

Cakelaw said...

These look superb Happy Cook!

Soma said...

I love the flavors and the green aliens looks very cute and festive.:-)

Muneeba said...

Oh man ... look at that color! Your friends must go crazy over these! Or do you manage to eat these all by yourself?? (I would if I were you)

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the idea of using lemon curd for the filling! I may have to borrow that for next time. They look lovely!

Lisa said...

Pistachio and lemon is a fantastic combo and your macs turned out beautiful! Nicely done all around! Have a happy and healthy holiday!