French Macarons: I’m Lovin’ It
So last week I told you how Amanda introduced me to good Italian gelato in New York City.
Like the gelato, I had
experienced eaten macarons once before, and could not figure out what all the hype was about. Let’s just say they were nothing to write home about.
Again, I learned, I had not been privy to a superb macaron! a FRESH airy macaron leaves you craving more.
And superb these were! Amanda chose Vanilla, Caramel and Peanut Butter and Jelly to fill our bellies. I sat perched in my seat surrendering to each elegant eggshell-like crust filled with a cloud of cream.
With my new found irrational fondness for the macarons, I couldn’t pick a favorite. The vanilla and caramel were too close to chose one over the other, with the PB&J coming in very close behind.
Unlike the gelato, macarons were something I could bring home! I made a quick dash to Time Warner Center before my flight out of NYC and picked up 12 of these classic French pastries for my family to enjoy, adding pistachio to the flavors I had devoured the day before.
Making macarons require precision and patience. Here are a few recipes if you’d like to give them a try!
- Vanilla Bean and Blueberry Mascarpone Macarons at Food For My Family
- Halloween French Macarons at Kevin and Amanda
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Macarons at Cupcake Project
- Snickers Macarons at Tartelette
So tell me, have you enjoyed a delicious macaron? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
I’m Lovin’…….Bouchon Bakery Macarons
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