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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Lemon Meringue Macarons

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I've made quite a few different flavoured macarons, but here are my first lemon ones - I'm now wondering why I didn't make them before. Tangy with a creamy filling, they are based on that famous dessert Lemon Meringue Pie, and are far easier to make. Lemon zest is added to the macaron shells and after baking they are filled with lemon curd and cream.

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Using the 1 egg macaron quantity as in my cranberry macarons recipe, I replaced the pink colouring with yellow and added finely grated lemon zest instead of dried cranberries.
For the filling, I made some fresh lemon curd using Delia Smith's recipe and piped it onto the middle of the macarons, with some whipped double cream around the edge.

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These are heading over to the Mac Tweets monthly challenge and this month it's MacInspirational, creating something new with macarons.
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21 comments:

Su-yin said...

I love how you have put so much effort into piping the 'stars' of filling onto each macaron half. I'm sure these tasted lovely, especially with the addition of the lemon curd!

lora said...

Wow yours came out so pretty!. I love how you piped your filling in. Mine were quite a mess!

Deeba PAB said...

Just gorgeous Nic... and ever so inspired. I love the way you did the macarons! Thanks for bringing them over to MacTweets. I love them!!

Jan said...

You should start your own cake shop Nic - they look amazing!

Mrs S said...

These look so yummy, may have to give them a go for Pudding Club.

Chele said...

MMMmmmmm, I can almost taste the tang of that lemon from here. They look fantastic.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

Lovely! I have to perfect my macarons as I am frequently dreaming up flavour ideas that I as yet lack the skills to make!

Jacqueline said...

I really must try making macarons. These sound so delicious. I am a real fan of lemony cakes/desserts/puddings/biscuits........

In fact I have a lemon cake in the oven at the moment.

mangocheeks said...

Gorgeous. i admire your patience and creative talents in making these delightful bites. I've never attemtped anything like this yet.

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun idea! I love lemon!

Jamie said...

Nic the mac is just gorgeous! Wow and I love anything lemon but boy I'd love one or two of these! I must try your recipe! Beautiful!

Sylvie said...

I made y first ever lemon meringue pie this week, maybe this could be the next challenge. They look beautiful, Nic.

Hazel said...

How beautiful are these?! Love the famous LMP so I bet these are delicious little bites.

grace said...

so dainty and refreshing! this is some excellent work, nic--the macaron shall never become tiresome!

WizzyTheStick said...

lemon is a fabulous flavour for any kind of treat.

Antonia said...

So beautiful! What a perfect combination of flavours. I keep meaning to have a go at making macarons but fear I'm a bit clumsy for something so delicate!

hicookery said...

Saw your lemon meringue macs on the MacTweets roundup. Such sunny-looking macarons. The piped star filling is a cute touch!

Cecilia said...

Such pretty macs, and I bet they were delicious! Lemon is actually my favorite flavor for macaron filling. I love the soft crunch and the smooth curd inside. I can only imagine how delicious they were with cream as well.

Cooking Fairy said...

Hi Nic, I love this blog. I have been searching around for some fab macaron recipes to follow for Valentines day! These look lush. I will be doing my valentines write up on www.cookingfairy.co.uk next week. Check it out and let me know what you think! I'll keep reading!!! :-)

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,.... Looks so tasty!!!

Yummie & lovely food! Great pictures too!

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Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Oh these are soooo pretty!! Love that the filling is prettily piped, and a great choice of flavour :)