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Lavender Lemon Macarons

Lavender Lemon Macarons – An easy macaron recipe! Lavender macarons with a touch of lemon filled with a light lemon honey buttercream. This is a French dessert that tastes incredible!

Lavender Lemon Macarons

Lavender Lemon Macarons

These lavender lemon macarons might just be my favorite dessert I have made this summer! The combination of flavors is so perfect! I think lavender and lemon are perfect together plus adding a touch of honey takes it to a whole new level! Trust me, you are going to want to make a double batch of these macarons because they were so tasty!

I think that macarons are worth the difficultly to make.  It is so easy to mess them up but when you have a good macaron that has the perfect amount of crunch on the outside and lightness on the inside, they are heavenly.

Common Questions About Making Macarons

Why did my macaron shells crack?

Don’t forget to let the shells dry out for 20-30 minutes before baking them! This step is necessary to help prevent cracking.

What is the difference between a macaroon and a macaron?

Macaroons are a coconut based cookie while macarons are an almond flour and meringue based dessert that typically has a frosting filling in the middle of two macarons, like a cookie sandwich.

Are macarons hard to make?

Macarons are a difficult dessert to master but if you closely follow the instructions and are careful, they can be wonderfully rewarding to make!

What other types of macarons can I make?

Some of my personal favorite macarons include –

Do you need almond flour to make macarons?

Yes, almond flour is the key ingredient in a macaron.  While some recipes use alternative flours instead of almond flour, it can be tricky to get right with how finicky macarons can be.

Do you eat macarons cold?

Yes, macarons should be stored in a refrigerator and only removed immediately before serving to keep them at their best.

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Yield: 12

Lavender Lemon Macarons

Lavender Lemon Macarons

Lavender Lemon Macarons - Easy macaron recipe! Lavender macaron shells with a touch of lemon filled with a light lemon honey filling. An elegant french dessert that tastes incredible!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Lavender Lemon Macaron Shells

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp lavender extract
  • 1/8 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • purple gel food cloloring

Lemon Honey Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp, honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • yellow gel food coloring, optional

Other

  • 2 large pastry bags
  • extra large piping tip
  • medium piping tip

Instructions

  1. Into a medium bowl, sift almond flour and confectioners’ sugar thoroughly twice.
  2. In a large stand mixer bowl with a whisk attachment, add in egg whites and mix until frothy. Slowly add in granulated sugar and cream of tartar. Whip until there are hard peaks. Add in lavender extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Continue to mix on low until combined. The amount of purple food coloring you use is up to you and how deep you want the color to be!
  3. Sift in the almond flour and confectioners’ sugar mixture to the egg white mixture. Use a spatula to fold in the almond flour/confectioners’ sugar. Continue to do this until well combined but DO NOT OVER MIX. To test, drop batter and and if the edges still appear after 10 seconds, then mix a bit more and try again. If the edges do not appear, then the batter is ready to go.
  4. Transfer batter into a pastry bag with the extra large piping tip.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, pipe out 1.5 inch rounds. They should be at least 1.5 inches away from each other.
  6. Tap baking sheet a few times to a hard surface to pop any bubbles inside to macarons to avoid cracking in the oven.
  7. Let the macarons dry for 20-30 minutes before baking.
  8. Heat the oven to 300°F and then bake for 17-19 minutes. The macarons are done when you can easily remove one of the tray.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  10. While the macarons are cooling, start on the filling. In a large bowl, whip butter using a mixer. Add in the powdered sugar, salted butter, honey, lemon, and food coloring and continue to whip until well combined.
  11. Transfer frosting to a pastry bag with the medium piping tip. Fill the inside of half of the macarons before placing the remaining macarons on top of the filled macarons.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

This nutritional information can vary depending on the specific products you choose so this is a general guess of the correct nutritional information based on the products I used. Please keep that in mind when making the recipe.

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Alice

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Gorgeous photo! I would like to offer some advice on the macaron shells - I would suggest using the Swiss meringue method as it is almost fool proof and allow your shells to rise properly. Your shells seem to be a little flat and not enough feet. I guess unless you prefer it that way, but originally macaron shells are not supposed to be crunchy! Theyre usually the same texture all throughout, and more on the soft & chewy side; rather than crunchy. I hope you do not take any offence, I hope you’re able to see it as a suggestion or advice. I specialize in baking macarons and have accumulated these tips throughout my experience.

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