That glossy, light and delicious French-style macaron cookies are all the rage isn’t exactly news. All you have to do is walk down a street in Paris or visit 20 international food blogs and you’ll find recipes and flavour variations on these cookies that will boggle your mind! In fact, Parisian pastry aficionado David Lebovitz reported in his blog that Ladurée’s four bakeries alone sell over four million macarons a year. That’s a whole lotta Italian meringue!
What is new is that this trend is finally catching on in Toronto. You can now get these fine cookies at a number of places including Amadeus Fine Cakes in Thornhill.
Curious to learn more about the history and craft of making macarons?
Check out these excellent references I’ve bookmarked if you want to find out more about these delicious, melt-in-your-mouth morsels (PS: this photo is borrowed from Oh Joy!’s site.)