During a recent trip to New York City, my cousin introduced us to the amazingness called the Macaron at Bouchon Bakery in Rockefeller Center. (Now this is not to be confused with a Macaroon and your pronounce it like Macaroni without the i at the end.) One bite of these delicate little cakes with their crisp outside, melt in your mouth cake inside and fabulous fillings and we were all hooked!
Now back home in our small town, I looked EVERYWHERE for these little gems. No one had them. Until a few weeks ago, that is. My daughter and I were visiting her favorite downtown boutique, Monkees, when I mentioned I was really in the mood for a cup of coffee and a Macaron. Next thing I know as we are walking out of the shop, I look up just to find a new sign hanging in above a store entrance advertising, what else, but Macarons! We went in and purchased a few of the little gems and while they were not as good as the ones we had in NYC, they did the job.
Last night we were attending an event with Hope Taylor Photography to kick off her 2016 Senior Spokesmodel program and much to our delight, Hope had discovered the new shop, too. In addition to cupcakes from our favorite Sweet Reasons, popcorn from the Popcorn Bag, and other goodies, Hope had a platter of Macarons for us to enjoy. So yummy.
Now, if you are wanting to try out Macarons, you may have to go looking in your town for them, or you can try ordering them from the few places in the US that will ship them. You can also try making them yourself (which we are definitely considering doing ourselves!).
WHERE TO ORDER MACARONS ONLINE:
COOKBOOKS & WEBSITES FEATURING MACARON RECIPES:
- Bakerella – Macaron recipes
- PopSugar Food – Macaron recipe
- Entertaining with Beth – Foolproof French Macarons
- Martha Stewart (of course) – French Macarons
- Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe
- Macarons: 50 Exquisite Recipes, Shown in 200 Beautiful Photographs
MACARON BAKING SUPPLIES AND GIFTS:
Have you tried Macarons? Do you have a favorite flavor?