Lemon-Saffron Macaron Recipe


Delicious Lemon-saffron Macarons

Lemon-saffron Macaron Recipe

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Make 30-40 small macarons
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 17 minutes and 1 hour for the rest mixture


For the Italian Meringue

  • 150g (5oz) aged egg white (make by leaving egg white in a bowl on a bench for 2 days)
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 100ml (3 fl oz)water
  • Add food colouring to the meringue if required.

For the Almond Mixture

  • 150g (5oz) fresh egg white
  • 250g (8oz) almond meal / almond flour
  • 250g (8oz)icing sugar

Shell Colouring

  • Pinch of yellow food colouring

Used the above ingredients to make the macaron shell.

For lemon cream:

  • 1 egg
  • 100ml (3 fl oz) of lemon juice
  • 70g (2oz) castor sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cornflour
  • pod of powdered saffron

Mouthwatering Lemon-saffron Macarons


  1. First, create macarons shells based from the basic macaron recipe.
  2. Then start preparing the lemon cream by mixing cornflour and castor sugar in a bowl diluted with the lemon juice.
  3. Put the beaten egg afterwards and mix it well.
  4. Put the mixture in a saucepan and cook it under medium heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk the mixture constantly until it thickens.
  6. Mix the saffron.
  7. Remove the saucepan from heat.
  8. Put the cream into a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
  9. Allow cooling in room temperature.

Assembly of the macaron

  1. To assemble your macarons, start by garnishing one macaron shell with ganache and cover it with another shell.
  2. Do the same with the rest of the shell.


Macaron Tip; you can keep lemon cream for 4 days in the refrigerator.

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