we made Parisian macarons again… do you think I might like them a little bit?
this time we used fresh strawberries and made our own strawberry lemonade buttercream. It was amazing!
first, mash about a 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (preferably just picked ) into an almost puree. next, whip 2 sticks of butter in the kitchen aid for about 2 1/2 minutes, until creamy. add strawberries and about 2 cups confectioners sugar and beat for a little bit. then add in 2 teaspoons lemon extract, and 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, beating until desired consistency. if needed, add 2-3 more tablespoons whipping cream to make thicker.
pipe onto macarons and eat!
the sweet strawberry mixed with the tartness of the lemon goes perfectly with the soft, crunchy almond macaron… and they are best enjoyed with a sweet friend!