Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Macarons

I have a serious macaron addiction going on! They look so tempting, so tasty and so elegant placed in abundent piles in the bakery. The perfect mix of chewy and slightly crispy. A rainbow of flavors and colors... What isn't to love?
And besides all that they seem to have become an artform in and of themselves when it comes to displaying and photographing them (I can relate to the infatuation).

If anyone has any of the following flavors laying around feel free to send them my way!

notsohumblepie.blogspot.com

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lilmagoolie.com

whatsforlunchhoney.net

4thel0ve.wordpress.com
betsywhite.com

laprochainefois.blogspot.com

28 comments:

Cindy said...

i've never had one......shocking, i know!!! i've never seen them for sale around my area so i guess i'll have to learn how to make them.....

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Oh wow, thanks for giving me the macaron craving. I feel a Duchess date coming on.

Kathy said...

My neighbor brought me back the most beautiful package from Laduree full of ~macarons~ I was in heaven..ate them all in one night! Truly the most amazing taste.....My daughter-n-law and I tried making them and yikes that is not easy...they say it is extreamly difficult and they are right, we still haven't gotten it perfect.

sissie said...

I am with Cindy, I've never had one like these either. I have made coconut chocolate macaroons that are delicious, but not as pretty.

They do make lovely photo subjects.

hugs
Sissie

Sharon said...

I don't know that I have ever had one either. But, the pictures are beautiful! I will try one next time I see some.

MandeeFoFandee said...

oh yum. I'm drooling! I love all the colors!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Cindy, you are not alone. I've never had one either. But they sure look yummy!

A Wedding Story said...

I love macaroons!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have never had one either. I have seen them so much on other blogs, but have never been anywhere that they sell them. I guess I should try making some to see what all the fuss is about. They do look beautiful when photographed and I imagine that they must taste wonderful too. Love & blessings from NC!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

So pretty.

When you posted your recipie for meringues I HAD to try them... and I've made them at least 3 or 4 times since. Your recipie is so, so easy.

http://bontempsbeignet.blogspot.com/2010/05/more-sweets-for-my-sweet-chocolate.html

NewMom said...

I love macarons, but they are so hard to make! Everytime something goes wrong: cracked, too soft, stuck to the sheet, no feet,too sweet, ughh!
I just gave up! for now...

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I haven't had one either!! But I want one so badly!! Especially after seeing those photos! That's it, I'm tracking them down!

christine said...

I think a trip to Duchess is in order very, very soon.

pitcherandpearl.com said...

YUM! They really are just so pretty and delicious. A dangerous combination!!! lol

Amber's Notebook said...

I'm gonna hate you when you post an "ohh I just baked some macaroons" post! ;)

Chelly said...

Whenever I'm in Paris, these always taunt me. They look so good, but I've never encountered a vegan macaron à Paris. :(

bagfashionista said...

yum, i absolutely LOVE them!! i just have to see if i can attempt to make some...there's no retailers close to me that has them =(

Allison said...

Those photos are beautiful and yummy! I love macaroons, too. They've been on my list of things I want to make so one of these days I will attempt them. It's early morning and now I am craving one!

Iris said...

Hmmm, I think this didn't post the first time:

I was lucky enough to be in Zurich (Switzerland) this summer where the confiserie "Lindt & Spruengli" sells them under the name "Luxemburgerli". Ahem, "snarf-face" here (that would be me) ate 8 of them in 30 seconds flat. A record. I know.

Urbanstems said...

I too love macaroons! They really are so pretty and taste as good as they look!! Lemon flavour - mmmmmmm!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I think I need to try one, they look really good!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Yummy yummy yummy! I have a serious macaron addiction too! My grandfather used to make them and I am kicking myself for having never gotten his recipe.

Beautiful images!

Karen@DignifiedRubbish said...

um yummmmm....I didn't realized they came in so many colors!

xoxo,
Karen

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

My sister bought me my first ones and now I love them too. I think they're fun because not only are they delish but they're so pretty too.

billiemonster said...

I found a bakery in town that sells macarons and tried one for the first time! YUMMO!

fairykin said...

I love the purple!
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Julie Mautner said...

Hi Holly, you and your readers might enjoying seeing these really cute soaps made to look like macarons! All handmade and such soft pretty colors. I found them on Etsy and featured them on my blog ProvencePost.com:
http://theprovencepost.blogspot.com/2010/08/for-your-favorite-dirty-francophile.html

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

So I don't think I'd previously had the pleasure of knowing about such little treats as these (are they the same as what I've heard referred to as 'macaroons'?). But because of the comment from Liz, who pointed out your meringue recipe post (which somehow in my bad blog-following I'd completely missed), I just wanted to say thanks for sharing these delights! I'll have to find some of these to enjoy, because w/ the help of your & Liz's posts on your recipe, I made the meringues this weekend, and they were every bit amazing you promised them to be! I've already consumed them all & now wish I knew how to make some other flavors, too!

Anyway thanks for sharing. I think my life's been made just a little sweeter now, Ha :)

 
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