Tuesday, March 8

Try a Macaron and fall in love with Paris

I tried them in Sarasota at a small French place owned by a French guy and loved them... Beautiful... all piled on a cake stand in layers by color. What a delight! lemacaron-us.com

They make you feel in Paris... Let's go!!

A macaron or French macaroon is a confectionery whose name is derived from an Italian word “maccarone” meaning paste. It is meringue-based: made from a mixture of egg whites, almond flour, and both granulated and confectionery sugar. It's characterized by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference, and flat base.

Connoisseurs prize a delicate, egg shell-like crust that yields to a moist and airy interior. The French macaroon differs from other macaroons in that it is filled with cream or butter like a sandwich cookie, and can be found in a wider variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the exotic (foie gras, truffle). Making macarons requires a great deal of discipline and is a process that is highly dependent on exactitude, technique, and proper equipment. For this reason it is a notoriously difficult recipe to master and a frustrating endeavor for the amateur baker... but we can try...

Watch the commercial directed by Gustav Johansson for Education First: Live the Language. Visit the directors' page at gustavjohansson.comniklasjohansson.com and producer's at campdavid.se

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