Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Challenge: French Macarons

Posted by - Rena

photo courtesy of Pinterest (not mine)

It was bound to happen. There has been a macaron explosion in NYC for last few years. They are everywhere! The flavor combinations are endless. I've eaten a bunch around the city and they are hit or miss. Some I love, some are good but not worth the $2-$3 a cookie you have to pay. It's time to make them on our own. These are not to be confused with the macaroon which is a coconut cookie.

I can't wait to see what combinations you come up with!

Happy Baking!

16 comments:

mireia badia said...

I've never made macarons before, it's in my to do list, I guess I'll have an excuse to make them this month!!

Cakesensation said...

WOW, so interesting!

Anonymous said...

This is going to be fun! There are so many myths attached to making these, I have to stop myself from laughing when I read some of the stuff out there!

LinsFood said...

That anonymous above is ME! I'm looking forward to these!

LinsFood said...

That anonymous above is ME! I'm looking forward to these!

Laura said...

Hi,

Can you tell me if this challenge is open to anyone? I'd love to join in!

Thanks

Rena said...

Hi Laura,
To participate, you can join our group. On the right hand sidebar, there is a link that says "join the group." Send an email and I will sign you up with instructions.
Thanks!

kyleen said...

I love love love macarons, but I've always been too intimidated to make them. Great challenge!

Dhemz said...

oh,my golly! love the whole presentation!

simple baking said...

YES! I love macrons. It's going to be FUN

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

YES!!! I have been wanting to make these.

chris said...

these look great! will have to give these a go!

Lu Canela said...

I am so happy that we are making Macarons I have been waiting to use my Pierre Herme book , so excited!!!!

Now Serving said...

a thing of beauty is a joy forever :) what a colorful pyramid

Tina said...

I'm terrified to try these.

But I have to say that I did not know the difference between macaron and macaroon. Thank you for clarifying that, Rena. :)

Jutta said...

I made them once. Didn't quite look like the ones on your pic, but tasted delicious!
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