A Favorite Treat: Macarons

While in Australia, I sample my first french macaron. I’ve had the fluffy pillows of coconut also called macaroons before and loved them but these are special. And since they were every where, I simply had to try them. And try them some more.

I had a plethora but loved them all.

And either I don’t live around bakeries in the United States that make macarons or I am just horribly uninformed. I think its the former but would be glad if it were the later (because then I could become informed and eat them all up!). Truthfully, I think there are a few places but they’re rare and not so convenient.

That left me with 2 options: exploring or making my own. Even though I’ve heard horror stories, I figured I can’t fail until I try. And so I did.

Using a mixture between this recipe and this recipe plus a lemon curd, they actually turned out pretty well. Only a few cracked on top but they still stayed together and in nice domes (or feet as I think it’s called, I need to work on my macaron vocab!).

I was patient and followed the instructions pretty well. Whipping egg whites might be the most dreadful part because it takes forever and I just want them to peak. But be patient and they will!

We had some lemons on hand so I made a lemon macaron with a lemon curd. It was delicious. And now I know I can do it. So I’ll try and try again with so many different flavors.

To me, macarons are a special treat, to be enjoyed one bite at a time with a nice coffee or cup of tea. So this batch will last me a while. But I can’t wait until the next one!

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.