Raspberry red pepper macaroons

Pastry recipe
Lionel Lallement

Lionel Lallement

Chef at Saint Clair Le Traiteur in Paris, Lionel Lallement has been using his talent to combine textures and tastes for 30 years. Son and grandson of bakers and pastry makers, Lionel was the youngest ...
  1. Almond macaroon


    • Almond powder - 750 g
    • Icing sugar - 1250 g
    • Egg white - 600 g
    • Caster sugar - 250 g
    • red coloring - 45 g
    Blend the ground almonds and icing sugar in the blender with a blade in order to get a fine, smooth powder. Whisk the egg whites with all the sugar from the start along with the powdered colouring and then mix the almond/icing sugar mixture into the whisked egg whites. Mix thoroughly, pipe into the desired size onto a tray lined with baking paper.
    Cook at 170°C, with vent open to around 4cm. Cook for 13 to 15 mins. Remove to a rack then turn every alternate macaroon over. Attention: cook until they are fairly dry since they become rapidly soft again once they have been in the fridge.
  2. Raspberry red pepper cream


    • Frozen vegetable purée 100% : Red pepper - 330 g
    • Frozen fruit purée 100% : Raspberry - 265 g
    • Egg yolk - 185 g
    • Egg - 225 g
    • Sugar - 165 g
    • Cream powder - 50 g
    • Butter - 425 g
    Bring to the boil the red pepper puree and the raspberry puree. At the same time, whisk together the egg yolks, the whole eggs and the sugar in the blender. Add the poudre à crème, pour the boiling mixture onto the whisked mixture then cook as for confectioner’s custard (boiling for 3 minutes).
    Remove from heat, leave to cool to 42°C/45°C and add the butter while blending in order to obtain a really smooth mixture. Place into a dish, cover with plastic film and leave to cool overnight in the fridge.

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  3. Assembling and presentation

    Assemble two macaroons together with a ball of red pepper and raspberry cream in the centre. Place directly in the freezer.

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