Friday, August 30, 2013

Macarons! Loving Laduree and Pierre Herme

Macarons! J'adore!!!

What is a macaron? It is a meringue cookie made with egg white, sugar, and almond powder.  The filling is then made with jam, ganache, or buttercream.  It is a French cookie that developed in the 1700s. And boy, is it good!  This cookie is not to be confused with the macaroon, the coconut based cookie. Since we're learning about macarons and macaroons, let's learn how to say them correctly too:
  • Macaron: mack-ah-ron (Ron as in "on", like the light is on!)
  • Macaroon: mack-ah-roon (as in ra-coon!).  
So, let's let our eyes have a feast!


I've linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog, Tablescape Thursday at 'Between Naps on the Porch', Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here,  Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, and life of the party at the grant life!

Aren't they pretty?
There are two big French macaron houses: Laduree and Pierre Herme!
These are the regular flavors at Laduree!

Of course, such a precious cookie needs a pretty box to go into! 

Aren't these boxes pretty?!  So that way when you're sad you ate all of your cookies in 1 day, you still have a pretty box leftover to remind you of them.  
 Now onto Pierre Herme... known for their cat boxes!
Le Chat

CHacolAT

YUM! 

The flavors from Pierre Herme! 
 What one do you want to eat??

A raspberry one, from Pierre Herme?
What about a pistachio one?

Or a white chocolate orange blossom?


...and a raspberry, and a blackberry, and chocolate, and lemon, and and and!
Here I am in front of the Laduree store at Harrods in England.  Even the store is cute like the cookie! 
I feel like Marie Antoinette when I eat macarons! You can see above!
I love them so much, I even had them at my wedding!
Can you believe these were at my wedding!  The corset in my dress was so restricting, I was only able to enjoy one macaron (a pistachio one!).  My 15 year old male cousin however, informed me that he ate 10 of them and did not feel sick at all!  For future reference, if you think you'll feel sick after 3, apparently you can still feel good after eating 10...

Have you ever had a macaron?  On another day I'll post about how I have attempted at making my own, but this way is much more fun!

I've linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog
I've also linked up with Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage!

6 comments:

  1. wow! The boxes are soo pretty too. They all look delicious!

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  2. Yum! I'm drooling! I've had macarons in in Belgium! Also thanks for the comment you left on my blog!

    -Brittany Ruth

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  3. I love love love macarons, especially Laduree ones! Their caramel with salted butter is my favorite!

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  4. Oh, my... They all look divine! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  5. My neighbor brought me home a box of 12 I think for watching her kids while she went to Paris...I ate every one of those without stopping....incredible!!! Great informative post

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