Sunday, March 20, 2011
Jour du Macaron
Well today the country of France celebrates Jour du Macaron! This delightful sweet is one of my favorite indulgances. Why not celebrate right here in Birmingham I say! Yesterday I made a special trip to Continental Bakery in English Village to photograph a plate full just for the occasion.
If you are thinking those coconut cookies Grandma use to make - think again. These delicate confections are made with almond powder, eggwhites, and sugar and sandwiched in between is most often a flavored buttercream filling. In France you can buy them in dozens of flavors and colors. Oh la la! To read more about macarons click here.