Macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites. icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder/flour and food coloring. It is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. This cookie I am holding was almond. I did check out macaron recipes online. They looked like a cooking challenge to recreate the ones we had at a patissere (pastry shop). But it is on my to try recipe list for 2013.
These cookies on this tray I brought back from a patissere in France for a friend who loves her daily tea with a sweet treat.
I am including some websites you might consider for further exploring French desserts:
This week's blog postings on French cuisine will conclude with wine. A suggested list of red and white French wines will be included.
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