Sunday, June 19, 2011

The French Macaron, with one O!

I've been pretty obsessed with the French Macaron.  What's a French Macaron? 

A macaron (French pronunciation: [makaˈʁɔ̃])[1][2] is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from an Italian word "maccarone" or "maccherone".
(From Wikipedia)

Not to be confused with a French Macaroon, the coconut cookie.

I used Martha's basic recipe because she uses the basic measurements. Most Macaron recipes have the ingredients measured in grams.  I will be investing in a digital scale soon, but for now, Martha's recipe works very well.  Martha has it as a French Macaroon, but it should be Macaron.  However you pronounce it, these Macarons, when made correctly can be beautiful and DELICIOUS!

 French Macaron with Raspberry filling
French Macaron with Chocolate Ganache

I love these because they are delicious, delicate little bites and with so many color options, will look great on any themed dessert table! 

These will be available for odering soon!

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