April in Paris
macarons vs macaroons
Ah, bounjour! Oui, I'm at it again, and when I say it I mean arm-chair traveling via my laptop. Oui, I also am a little concerned and realize I do spend an
extraordinary questionable abnormal amount of time traveling [without actually leaving the house or getting on a plane, yikes!] but if you've read any of my previous posts [not hinting, well maybe] you would know that I am crazy to go to Paris. I imagine myself [actually I imagine myself as Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina] strolling down Champs Elysee, having a café au lait at an outside cafe, viewing the Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, gazing upon the Mona Lisa at le Louvre, meandering through Le Cimeliè re du Père-Lachaise (must pay my respects to Jimmy) and of course, hands down, the highlight of my trip, eating les macarons au Laudrée and Hermé, but what can I say, it just does it for me, but it's pretty cool. So, since I cherish all things French, I thought I would try making le French macarons at home... makes sense to me, no?
Macaroons are sturdy little mounds of sweet coconut, reminiscent of the candy bar [minus the chocolate coating] are a cinch to bake at home,found in most grocery stores and are a big hit at bake sales.
Try them both and let me know which you prefer, d'accord [alright]!