These Raspberry Matcha Macarons highlight the sweetness of raspberries and the earthy bitterness of matcha green tea in a lovely, well-balanced bite.
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I’ve just spotted the very first baskets of local raspberries at the market, and that is all I was waiting for to share this macaron recipe! Macarons are gorgeous creatures, but I find that their beautifully packaged pastry perfection can make it easy to forget they are the perfect vehicle for showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients.
These Fresh Raspberry Matcha Macarons highlight the sweetness and light tartness of raspberries. The fresh raspberry buttercream incorporates the very minimum of sugar and, combined with the earthy bitterness of matcha green tea and the irresistible melting crunch of the shells, it creates a lovely, well-balanced bite that will surprise dessert lovers and sway those who say they don’t love sweets.
I like to tuck a piece of fresh raspberry in the center of the buttercream for added interest, but note that doing so means you need to enjoy the macarons right away—they won’t freeze well with fresh raspberries inside, which could turn the shells soggy upon defrosting.
If this is your first time making macarons, prep, read, and watch before you start: Macarons are finicky to make, but if you set aside enough time so that you won’t be rushed, you can do it. I have a variety of resources available for you: a lengthy step-by-step recipe with photos to guide you through the process; a detailed troubleshooting post that’ll help you understand mishaps, should they happen; and a full video class—which I highly recommend watching before you make macarons for the first time. There’s nothing like watching someone making macarons to learn how to make them properly—that’s how I learned over 10 years ago, and that’s how thousands of my students did too!
My class is hosted on Skillshare and if you sign up using this link, you’ll get free access to the whole site for 14 days—which is just perfect to get you started on your macaron-making journey.
If you want to SEE someone make macarons before you take on the project of making your own, my Skillshare video class is for you:
I designed my Skillshare class both for novice bakers who want to learn new skills, and for experienced bakers who are seeking to master a new and impressive dessert. The class is divided into 15 short lessons that show you the essential equipment you need, the important steps to follow, the techniques to master, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. You can watch the videos on your own time, start practicing, share with other budding macaron makers, and ask me questions if you encounter difficulties along the way.
I myself learned how to make macarons by watching a friend making them for me repeatedly, and I believe a live (or video!) demonstration is the best way to learn how to make macarons because you can see exactly the techniques, textures, and results you should aim for.
Over 6,000 people have taken my Skillshare class so far and the class gets overwhelmingly positive reviews, most students stating the lessons exceeded their expectations. I’m confident that this video class will enable you to create perfect macarons.
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