Thursday, 21 May 2009

Macaroon Love

I absolutely love macarons and I love how this picture turned out. Two macarons on honeymoon. In Cannes, I was staying near a little patisserie and it was heaven. Each morning, I would eatone almond croissant, one pain au chocolate, and one macaron (or maybe two) and once I even had another patastry that looked like a giant potato chip, but it was pastry and so light with almonds on top. Does anyone know what it is called? It was pure delightful. Someone should write a French pastry cookbook.

I was always intrigued by macarons - what do those little colorful cake/cookies taste like? Well, they're crunchy on the outside and moist on the outside and regardless of color, I think they taste like almond.

I've been trying to find the best macaron recipe for all of my Extremely Crafty Chums and found these. If anyone has another good macaron recipe, I would be really grateful if you could leave a link in the comments section. Merci beaucoup!

Strawberry (but recipe uses jam, so not sure about this one)

Gigantic macarons

Chocolate pistachio
Aha! read on the blog vine this is the best recipe at A La Cuisine. Two flavours are listed - Caramel-Fleur de Sel Macarons and Toasted Sesame Macarons. Don't they sound yummy?

If you try any of the recipes, let me know how they turn out. I'll be making some this weekend.


Merry said...

What a wonderful photo...sounds like you are have a great time in Cannes... love the daily read.

RockerJewlz said...

You might find one on this blog.....

She is always painting macaroons or showing us pictures of them....she might just be obsessed by them and maybe she posted a recipe somewhere on her blog.

Leigh said...

Mmmmmm yummo.

Linnie said...

oh wow ! i wish i was there it looks wonderful i really enjoyed reading your blog

Spyder said...

oh no...I just HAD to open the link didn't I... all that yummy mouthwatering... but at the same time such a work of art,could one really justify eating it?! ....Yes!


Haley said...

We were in Cannes this summer and tried the wonderful macaroons. Never had anything like them, they are so yummy. We bought a bunch to take bake to the ship to share for dessert that night. Would love to find them over here.