Macaron. Just saying the word brings to mind cobblestone streets, accordion music, and Laudrée.
Macarons were introduced in France by Catherine De Medici in 1533, when she married King Henry II. The Macarons we know and love today was created by Pierre Desfontaines in the 1830s while he was working at renowned Paris bakery Laudrée. Every season Laudrée introduces new and unusual flavours like Liquorice, Chestnut, and Bergamot. Macarons have recently had a surge in popularity, from the extravagant feasts in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, to a recent episode of Gossip Girl.
Closer to home, you may have seen Heather’s, Julie’s, or Evan’s Macaron Monday experiments, or you may have seen Jenna’s how-to video last week. All of this talk about these sweet, crispy treats made me think that they might not be so hard to make myself!
I won’t give you the recipe or step-by-step instructions, because any of the wonderful people I linked to above did a much better job than I would. I will however share with you the fun pictures!
Coming up tomorrow: What worked, what didn’t, and what flavours I tried!
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