Lavender macarons with raspberry – rose mascarpone

It’s macaron time again! In case, someone is still doing very well with New Year’s resolutions of cutting down sweet treats, then it may be wiser to turn away. Right about now that is.

A few weeks back, I’ve made lavender macarons paired with vanilla-honey mascarpone; to say that they were good would be gravest of understatements. Lavender has scented the shells so delicately, that ever since I have been adding it to many other sweet treats. Not all of  them were a success, I must say. Ice creams worked great, other sort of creamy things as well but the cookies and cakes… Lets just say they tasted somewhere between soap and bland. At the point where I was starting to doubt my cooking abilities and was considering to quit baking with lavender altogether, I’ve made lavender  macarons, again. It worked. Perfectly. The shells turned to be so subtle and brought out the best of lavender that the small baking misfortunes were quickly forgotten and I am considering to embark on another cooking with lavender odyssey.

For the filling this time, raspberries and mascarpone were combined with a light touch of rose syrup for an amazing cream: fresh, creamy and just a little sour, blending flawlessly with lavender flavoured shells.

Ingredients:

Bake the macaron shells according the instructions here.

Raspberry-rose mascarpone

250g mascarpone

150g raspberries

1-2 tablespoons powder sugar

2 tablespoons rose syrup

Process: Blend the raspberries and pass them through a very fine sieve, stir in the sugar and rose syrup, followed by mascarpone. If the mascarpone cream is a little liquid, place it in the fridge. When firm enough to handle, pipe some of the cream on more or less equal macarons and place them in the fridge for at least 24 hours to allow the texture to develop.  1-2 hours before serving take out of the fridge and taste the most delightful macarons.

28 thoughts on “Lavender macarons with raspberry – rose mascarpone

    • Hi Lynn, rose syrup usually can be found in middle eastern stores or some speciality ones, though that probably depends where you live. Hope it helps! :)

  1. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog!!! you have a delicious blog here!!!
    Your macaroons are georgous. I wish I were brave enough to make them!

    • Leslie, thanks :) I do have to say they are not as difficult to make as they may seem, but highly addictive once you do!

    • Hi Jenn, rose syrup is a bit different from rose water, in way more syrupy and sweet :)

  2. These are so gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try making these classic treats for a while now. You’ve inspired me!

  3. those are beautiful Macarons! I would love to try a few of those with my coffee this morning!!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!!

    Dennis

  4. You make it look so easy. These are wonderful looking macarons. Congrats on the top 9.

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  5. I made my first macarons this week and I think I see what all the fuss is about!! Yours are so beautiful, mine didn’t quite puff like that but we are eager for more.
    Nicely done! Congrats on the Top 9!!

  6. Gorgeous color complete with “feet”! This remains the holy grail of baking for me. Still falt and no feet! thanks for sharing! Julie

    • Hi Julie, lovely for you to stop by. My macarons tend to fall flat, when I either don’t give enough time for the skin to form or the kitchen is too humid…

  7. aaah! these sound amazingg and look fabulous! i love the idea of pairing lavender and rose – so cool! I know where I can get some rose water, but i haven’t seen rose syrup yet..hmmm time to go hunting…:p

  8. What an inspiration! I’m hosting a Paris in Springtime bridal shower in a few weeks and was hoping to have French macarons as part of the dessert table. Soooo expensive to purchase – after visiting your site I feel I am brave enough to try – thanks! Quick question – what are lavender buds? Where might one find them? Thanks for the help and inspiration.

  9. I want to thank you again for the recipes and for the inspiration. I tried Chocolate and hazelnut macarons about 4 times, adapted after your recipe and another recipe I have and I finally got it right, I think that the cocoa powder and the hazelnuts are very moist and I had to find the right combination between nuts and powder. I made the mascarpone raspberry cream adapted after your recipe and everything turned out very good. Nice blog, inspiring recipes! :)

    • Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m happy you’ve found your macaron recipe (it took me a while to find one that fits best in my very humid house)! :)

  10. These macarons look delicious. I have never tried to make macarons, but I absolutely adore these yummy and light treats. Your recipe and photos are great, I will have to make some of them, on my “to-bake” list. Thanks for sharing :)

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