Friday, May 27, 2011

Two weeks ago, I tried macarons for the first time! The delectable sweet things that everyone has been buzzing about are rounded and smooth; they are crispy and airy on the top but soft and chewy in the middle. However, I found them a tad too sweet for me and not much else.

One is definitely enough.

Only three ingredients go into a macaron: egg white, icing sugar and almond powder - but why are these tiny macarons not cheap? Well, I was told it's labor-intensive and ground almonds are expensive.

The macaron, pronounced mac-a-rohhn (insert French accent) is from France and they are definitely becoming more and more popular. Foodies and food bloggers are already claiming that the age of the cupcake is over and that the French macaron is the new darling of the confectionery world.

Bye bye cupcakes, bonjour macarons?

Oh, by the way, macarons are NOT macaroons!

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gagay said... @ 28/5/11 1:00 AM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 28/5/11 1:02 AM

looking yummy! :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 28/5/11 1:02 AM

but expensive???? =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 28/5/11 1:04 AM

ah oh! >:o >:o >:o >:o preparations not easy and ingredients expensive too :-D

gagay said... @ 28/5/11 1:04 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

LadyJava said... @ 28/5/11 1:19 AM

:* :*

LadyJava said... @ 28/5/11 1:21 AM

never tried macaroons before but from the ingredients it sounds very much like meringue... only minus the almond powder..hehe... meringue are easy to make and cheap cheap.. lol!

LadyJava said... @ 28/5/11 1:21 AM

how much is one going for dearie?

Bill said... @ 28/5/11 1:34 AM

I have tried them before and they are good but like you said one is enough because they are sweet. :*

Shemah said... @ 28/5/11 2:05 AM

Hey Mon!!! So you finally tried these macarons, huh? :) Hahahah so what do you think? Too sweet, right? One is enough for me to share with my sister and even that, I don't crave for it either. I wasn't really into the cupcake phase anyways... although I have to admit, the only reason I liked cuppies were because of their designs! LOL!

I love to look at macarons because of their different colors, though. Btw, where did you try your first macaron? According to my friend, who's in the food biz, he said that if one lessens the sugar, you won't be able to obtain the chewiness in the middle. Apparently lah.. i also don't know. never tried making one and I don't think I will anytime soon. Hahahah!

Shemah said... @ 28/5/11 2:10 AM

Btw, a chef friend of mine, he said macaroons and macarons are the same.. meaning the base ingredients are the same.. which is ground nuts, egg whites and sugars. it's just that the variations are different depending on the origin.. (i.e. US, France, Italy). But they're still basically one and the same just of different variety.. well that's what I was told.

Mariuca said... @ 28/5/11 3:04 AM

:-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 28/5/11 3:06 AM

Half is enough for me, too sweet for me too.. nothing great right? :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 28/5/11 3:07 AM

Gimme a cupcake any day! :* :* :*

Bluedreamer said... @ 28/5/11 3:40 AM

ahhh so macarons is different fro Macaroons???

Bluedreamer said... @ 28/5/11 3:41 AM

I've got a sweet tooth here so i'm sure I will enjoy eating it... errr i am not sure if we have that here

Bluedreamer said... @ 28/5/11 3:41 AM

happy blogging Mon ;) ;)

neyra shazeyra said... @ 28/5/11 7:54 AM

love em!

Bella Enveeus said... @ 28/5/11 4:21 PM

Yeah I'm not a fan either.. I find it to be too sweet and too expensive. I can do them myself so I don't do the filling so sweet.. Macarons is the French specialty but Macaroons is the English one right? :-)

Anonymous said... @ 28/5/11 9:17 PM

I love macarons. And I think it's the in dessert at the moment.

bingkee said... @ 29/5/11 7:28 AM

Is this the same as macaroons....maybe not.....coz macaroons are made of dessicated coconut....I love macaroons...and maybe will try looks yummy.

iamthewitch said... @ 30/5/11 1:50 PM

Oh yes, so many people mistake macaron and macaroons! But I don't like macarons too.. too sweet for me! Although they do look pretty as decoration on cakes! :)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 30/5/11 5:09 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 30/5/11 5:09 PM

macaron! :-D :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 30/5/11 5:10 PM

i love them! but... only ONE! lol!! =-X =-X

Caroline Ng May Ling said... @ 30/5/11 5:11 PM

cz its too sweet la!! hahaha but i definitely prefer macaron than cupcake. :-P :-P

Seng Yee said... @ 30/5/11 10:15 PM

Hello! The food in the picture is so damn nice! How I wish there is food like this in Brunei! =D Yummy!

foongpc said... @ 30/5/11 10:53 PM

I have sweet tooth but I don't think I will like them cos they are too sweet!

foongpc said... @ 30/5/11 10:54 PM

I don't know but I am not a fan of cupcakes either. I prefer normal cakes! LOL!

foongpc said... @ 30/5/11 10:54 PM

In any case, both macarons and cupcakes are sweet and calorie laden - not exactly good for my waistline! LOL!

foongpc said... @ 30/5/11 10:56 PM

Yes, it's labour intensive that's why so expensive - but I think it's not worth buying! Rather get myself a crepe cake! Haha!!

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