Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Back in Baking MACARONS {Lemon Macarons}

I can not tell you how happy I was when saw these pretty little things came out from the oven looking like macaron I used to bake.

I baked many macarons before {here, here and here} and always came out pretty. Last winter  I tried baking these pretty cookies and I think I wasted almost 20 eggs and a lot of almond meal; all cookies came out  ugly without feet and flat just like balloon looses air. Yes, after almost 20 eggs I gave up and  told myself that I should stop trying to bake these macarons and just wait until spring time. I think it had something to do with the temperature of our home at the time. I knew that during winter we like to turn up the heat very high, as a result the cookies was never came out perfectly as it should. As we all know macarons made out of egg whites and egg whites can be deflated when the room temperature is not right.

Without changing the method; this time and as you can see below - it came out very nice. We did not turn on the heat as the weather was  sunny and cool yesterday; therefore my macarons looks so pretty.

Today I made ginger and coffee macarons. I have been wanting to give some of my macarons to Dr. Chang and his staff. Dr. Chang is Korean so I think it is best to make a ginger and green tea flavor for him. Dr. Chang and his staff are always very nice and kind to me. I thought one day I will drop by at his office with box of these pretty little cookies for them.

Do you remember the daffodils I brought to New York from Vermont? {last seen here} Now they are perfectly bloomed. I deliberately made lemon flavor macarons because the color is yellow as I wanted to photograph them with the daffodils plus this is the first time I baked macarons since the disaster last winter so I just grabbed what ever flavoring I had and put yellow food coloring and lemon food flavoring. 

I am so over joyed right now and I think you will see many more posts with  macarons in the future.

Do you see the little ceramic flower boy on the right? I picked him up at a local antique store in Vermont. The owner of the store gave me a few things for free because I bought quite a few from him. And this little ceramic flower boy is one of them. His price was USD 2.00 and now he is mine!I think he is adorable!


Lemon Macarons
Recipe (here) except put 1/2 tsp lemon food flavoring on the meringue and a drop or two of yellow food coloring.
For the filling.
You can pretty much put anything on the filling like chocolate ganache, here I put Fig and Hazelnut Jam and in the future I am going to make Lemon Curd (bought in a store) mixed with cream cheese. It is entirely up to you. I have read on Martha Stewart magazine that the filling does not have to be the same as the flavoring of the shells. It said; it will create an interesting taste when combined two different flavoring together.


Thank you for looking!



  1. They look so pretty! I almost wouldn't eat them because they're so pretty!! You take very good pictures, by the way!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  2. WOW! these look amazing! I have made chocolate and raspberry macrons before, but lemon sounds heavenly, WIll have to try these. Thank you for linking up.

  3. I had the same problem with macarons yours turned out perfect xxx

  4. These look wonderful :) amazing pictures, thanks for sharing with us at WW :)

  5. These look amazing! Beautiful pictures as well. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up these macaroons. Hope to see you soon!


  6. Good Morning!!

    Just popping by to let you know that we featured and pinned your macaroons today!! {going live at 3:30 EST} Feel free to stop by and grab our feature button. Thank you for linking up. We can't wait to see what you link up this week!!


  7. You are so clever! I have tried to make them but I just can't do it. Perhaps I need to follow your advice and make them on a warm day. I'm pinning this right now and sharing on Facebook too!

    Best wishes and thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party!
    Natasha in Oz


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