Yellow macarons with zesty lemon buttercream filling. Lemon has always been my favourite macaron flavour, yet I’ve published 35 macaron recipes prior to this?! Yup, it’s not my first time making these and sure I’ve used lemon in flavour combinations like in some of the earlier recipes; Raspberry Citrus & Lemon Licorice.
The reason I have not shared this fairly plain yet absolutely delicious flavour is that I wasn’t happy with the yellow hue the shells would have, until now! These are not pastel but a popping yellow coloured, like a proper lemon 😀 And the game changer here was using a drop of green food colouring in the meringue – simple yet super effective!
As you can see from the pictures, I’ve been practicing on my heart shells and practice totally make it perfect. That said if you have made a batch of macarons that did not come out quite right a) don’t throw them away – they still taste good and you can crumble them and use in other desserts (like I did in the filling of these roll cakes ) b) don’t give up – just practice, practice, practice and enjoy.