Coconut macaroons with lime curd

Tags: macaroon
Created: 2011/06/27
. Makes 20. 12 steps
lime curd Sandwich
125 ml lime juice strained bring to simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally Whisk yolks, then whisk in 1/3 cup lime juice. Bring the rest of the juice to a simmer, then whisk the yolk mixture into it. Whisk 3–4 minutes or until it begins to thicken and bubble slightly around the edge. Do not allow to boil. Place in a small non-reactive bowl, press plastic wrap against surface, and refrigerate at least 2–3 hours or until cold and thick.
85g unsalted butter cut into pieces
110g sugar
4 large egg yolks
4 large egg whites   Beat in a double boiler until egg whites are hot and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and keep beating until cool and stiff. Pipe 3cm disks, leaving 3cm gap, onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Let dry, uncovered, at room temperature 1 hour. Bake in slow oven 10 minutes or until risen, smooth, and crackled around the edges. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
115g sugar
2 tablespoons water
185g icing sugar process very fine   Gently fold in
170g unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons light corn syrup   Gently fold in