Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Macaron Merriment

Have you seen the Martha Stewart Living Magazine for March 2014?  It simply sets my heart aflutter! The image is so brilliant that it makes me want to sink my teeth into the paper.  Macarons have been tapping the beloved cupcake on its frosting, motioning the cake to move over.  But, what exactly is a macaron, and how does it differ from the macaroon?  The macaron is a delicate, petite, crunchy pastry usually in pastel colors with a soft center made of fruit puree or chocolate ganache.  They are not meant to be mass-produced as they are finicky and meant to be indulged in their fresh state.  Very Parisian, macarons are not to be confused with macaroons which are a coconut cookie and much easier to make.

Macaron Recipe >>

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