Lemon Flavored French Macaron Recipe
To make lemon flavored French Macaron Recipe, add 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract and a drop of yellow food coloring to Meringue prior to adding in the Almond Mix. Prepare batter and bake per instructions. Use a similar approach for lemon flavored buttercream. Remember, when it comes to food coloring and flavoring, a little goes a long way.
Detailed directions for Pistachio Flavored French Macaron Recipe
Lemon Extract – 2 drops
Yellow Food Coloring – a pinch
Set the oven on 300 Fahrenheit. Prepare 3 baking trays lined with Silpat or parchment paper.
Place the meringue mix( small pouch) in a grease free bowl of a stand mixer.
Add 3 oz. of room temperature water and whip on high speed for approximately 5-6 minutes or until meringue is firm (NOT stiff). Check meringue firmness at around 5 minutes.
Sift Almond mixture to remove clumps. Add all at once to the meringue along with Lemon extract and yellow food coloring.
Mix on low speed using paddle attachment for 20 second. Use a large flat spatula and fold by hand if you don’t have paddle attachment. The batter should form a lava like consistency and come off the spatula very slowly.
Place a Round Pastry Tip in disposable Pastry Bag, cut the tip. Place it in a tall plastic jar or a glass, fold over the edge. Pour the bather into the pastry bag.
Pipe the batter in 1-1 1/4 inch circles. Tap each tray on a hard surface a few times to remove any air bubbles and flatten the surface.
Let cookies rest for at least 20 minutes for surface to completely dry out. This will prevent cookies from cracking while backing.
Bake at 300 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
Let cookies cool down completely before garnishing with buttercream.
Take a look at our video instruction for further information.
Lemon Macaron is perfect with Vanilla Buttercream filling, Lemon buttercream and also, Blackberry buttercream.
Lemon flavored buttercream:
Make the buttercream following this recipe. Add yellow food coloring Lemon flavoring and or some lavender powder. Whip buttercream for 10-15 seconds.