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Lychee Macarons – All You Need To Know Before Making This Sweet Treat

Lychee Macarons are amongst the best-tasting desserts you will ever enjoy. You will usually find other flavors fused with this particular macaron such as lychee, raspberry or rose.

These delicate flavors are what make this particular macaron so tasty. Thus, if you happen to like the taste of store-bought lychee macaron, you have landed at the best place possible. That is because this article is all about informing you how to make the best-tasting lychee macaron at home.

Lychee and rose are a delicate and classic macaron pairing, which is why Lychee Macarons are this popular. It works the best if you are making macarons for any bridal parties, celebrations, or even just for tea parties.

The hint of rose balances with the slightly floral natures of lychees. The hit of lychee on the other hand brings all of the flavors together. Macaron shells filled with lychee buttercream are absolutely delicious.

So, go ahead and try this recipe of fruity and floral macarons. These are super delicious and you can easily have them instead of your regular Pierre Herme rose lychee macaron.

Lychee Macarons

Why Does Everyone Like Lychee?

Lychee fruit is quite popular because of its floral undertone with its grape-like taste. It has a sweet and aromatic taste to it. A lot of people claim that it has the taste of a grape with a hint of rose.

While the others claim its taste resembles the taste of a pear or watermelon. The perfect combination of sweet and tart is what makes the lychee so unique and tasteful like other tropical flavors.

Thus, if you are a fan of Ispahan dessert, you are bound to like Lychee Macarons.

Fun Facts Of Lychee

If you are wondering about lychee nutrition, we got you. Apart from being so delicious, lychee cream filling has other benefits too! For example, lychees have multiple nutritional benefits.

Some of such benefits of lychees and, in turn, Lychee Macarons are listed below:

Lychees are a very good source of several vitamins, healthy antioxidants, and minerals. The fruit is mainly composed of water and carbs. Lychees are pretty low in fiber. Lychees are also a very good source of vitamins and minerals such as the following:

  • Copper: Lychees are a decent source of copper that helps keep your heart healthy.
  • Vitamin C: This is the most abundant vitamin present in lychees.
  • Potassium: This is also necessary for heart health.

Lychees are an abundant source of antioxidants such as epicatechin and rutin.

These minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants help fight against heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Therefore, if you love eating lychee ganache or lychee curd, you are adding up health factors to your diet. All these benefits added up with the taste, Lychee Macarons now becomes a must-try.

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What Made Me Make Lychee Macarons?

As a baker, I have always wanted to make Lychee Macarons. This particular exotic fruit from China has quite a hard texture on its outside. It has a rough and pinkish-red shell. Whereas on the inside it is bouncy and has translucent flesh which tastes somewhat both sweet and sour.

The wonders this fruit can bring to the taste buds have always made me want to experiment with the lychee rose flavor.

I happen to particularly admire the hit this fruit has when it comes to taste. So, I tried and experimented with it to make a lychee macaron filling and it turned out exquisite.

The lychee macarons recipe is not even harder than the other recipes. It is just that sometimes one might face a bit of a problem while gathering the ingredients. That is because lychee is an exotic fruit and people from all parts of the world might not have access to it. In that case, you can use lychee jam or canned lychees as a replacement for the fresh ones.

Lychee Macarons

Nutrition Values

Serving: 1 Piece | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Calcium: 1.5mg | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Trans Fat: 0g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 5.8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 20iu | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition Values Of Lychee Macarons

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Tricks To Make Lychee Macarons

  • Always sieve the ingredients after bl ending them in the food processor.
  • Slowly add the granulated sugar into the already whisked white eggs. Don’t pour all the granulated sugar at a time.
  • If your batter has an extra liquid texture, you need to use gel food color to avoid it. You should avoid any mistake with the texture of the batter because otherwise, your macarons can fail.
  • You should maintain baking temperature throughout the process of baking your lychee macarons.

Conclusion

If you were in doubt regarding a lychee macaron recipe, the above-listed tips and tricks might have proved to be beneficial for you. Since macarons are amongst the tastiest desserts, these lychee macarons are bound to taste awesome. Also, if you love having lychee ganache, you will certainly love these.

If you get the lychee macaron filling right and follow the steps properly while making the shells, these rose macarons will surely turn out delicious.

Lychee Macarons

Easy Lychee Macarons

Poonam Mandal
Lychee Macarons are amongst the best-tasting desserts you will ever enjoy. You will usually find other flavors fused with this particular macaron such as raspberry or rose.
These delicate flavors are what make this particular macaron so tasty. Thus, if you happen to like the taste of store-bought raspberry lychee macaron, you have landed at the best place possible. That is because this article is all about informing you how to make the best-tasting lychee macaron at home.
Prep Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 10 people
Calories 107 kcal

Equipment

  • Nozzle(Wilton 2A)
  • Whisk
  • Mixer
  • Piping Bag
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

The following ingredients will be used to make lychee macarons:

    For Macaron Shell:

    • 183 g Powdered Sugar
    • 200 g Almond Powder
    • 152 g Egg White
    • 152 g Granulated Sugar
    • 2-3 drops Gel Pink Food Color
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    For Lychee Jam:

    • 12 Pieces Lychees
    • 50 g Powdered Sugar
    • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

    For Lychee Butter Cream:

    • 100 g Butter
    • 65 g Whipped Cream
    • 1 Cup White Chocolate
    • 5 Tbsp Lychee Jam
    • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence

    Instructions
     

    Use the following instructions for making lychee macarons:

      For Pink Macaron Shells:

      • You need almond flour for macarons. Sieve 183 grams of powdered sugar and 200 grams of almond powder in a separate bowl.
      • In another large bowl, pour 152 grams of room temperature egg whites and whisk with the help of a hand mixer.
      • Add 152 grams of granulated sugar to the bowl. Once more, whisk well until stiff peaks are formed.
      • Finally, add pink food color to the bowl since they are lychee macarons.

      NOTE: Only gel food colors should be used.

      • Now combine the sieved almond flour and powdered sugar in the egg white coloring mixture. Slowly mix the ingredients thoroughly by using the spatula.

      NOTE: Fold the mixture for combining it. Scrape the sides of the bowl starting from the centerand moving as gently as possible.

      • Continue mixing until you achieve the desired color and texture. Fold and mix until the batter is smooth. Be careful not to overmix.  If the macaron shell batter melts when drizzled on top of itself, it is ready.
      • Next, take a baking or piping bag fitted with a #6 and carefully transfer the batter into the bag. Once the piping bag is filled with the batter, snip the end.
      • Next, draw 2-3 circles on the parchment paper or the baking sheet and fill them up from the center, moving the bag to the edges of the circles. Pipe the bag into a macaron shape. 
      • Pipe the macarons onto the parchment paper or baking sheet in1½-inch circles, leaving at least 1-inch between two circles.
      • Tap the baking sheet onto the kitchen platform to get rid of the air bubbles.
      • Allow the baking sheet to sit at room temperature for around 20-30 minutes before baking. Check and make sure nothing sticks to your finger before baking. If it doesn’t, you’re good to proceed further.
      • Preheat the oven to 150°. To get macaron shells, bake them at 140° Celsius for 15 minutes.
      • Once the macarons are baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.

      For Making Lychee Jam:

      • Step one, peel all the lychees. Using a knife, cut them up into pieces. Now, mash the lychees really well.
      • Now, add powdered sugar and lemon juice to the mashed lychee. Beat all these ingredients well with the help of a hand mixer.
      • Put the mixture over medium heat and bring to a boil, stir constantly. Remember to continue stirring continuously. Keep a close watch,once the lychee jam has thickened, preserve it.

      Instructions For Making Lychee Macaron Filling/Buttercream:

      • To make the lychee buttercream, place the whipped cream in a bowl and beat it until stiff peaks form. Then, add butter and lychee jam to the whipped cream bowl. Melt white chocolate in the microwave or on a low flame.
      • Next, pour the melted white chocolate and combine the melted white chocolate with whipped cream, butter, and lychee jam. Again beat it untilincorporated. Finally, sprinkle some chocolate chips.

      NOTE: You should melt the white chocolate using milk, whipped cream, or fresh cream otherwise it will burn. Don’t pour the hot white chocolate into the whipped cream bowl immediately after melting it. Wait and let it cool down. 

        Assembly Of Macaron Shells And Lychee-Butter Cream:

        • The first step is to demold the macarons from parchment paper. Then, place a single macaron at the bottom.
        • Then fill in the lychee buttercream using a baking or piping bag. Place another macaron on top of the lychee buttercream layer.
        • Sandwich the macarons on the bottom with the one on the top.

        NOTES

        • Always sieve the ingredients after blending them in the food processor.
        • Slowly add the granulated sugar into the already whisked white eggs. Don’t pour all the granulated sugar at a time.
        • If your batter has an extra liquid texture, you need to use gel food color to avoid it. You should avoid any mistake with the texture of the batter because otherwise, your macarons can fail.
        • You should maintain baking temperature throughout the process of baking your lychee macarons.
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        Lychee Macarons
        Lychee Macarons are amongst the best-tasting desserts you will ever enjoy. You will usually find other flavors fused with this particular macaron such as raspberry or rose.
        These delicate flavors are what make this particular macaron so tasty. Thus, if you happen to like the taste of store-bought raspberry lychee macaron, you have landed at the best place possible. That is because this article is all about informing you how to make the best-tasting lychee macaron at home.
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