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.

14 comments:

Monique said...

J'adore les macarons et ils sont tellement vrais qu'on en mangerait.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

The photo makes them look good enough to eat. Wow.

Birdman said...

Love coconut... cookies, doughnuts, cakes etc. You name it I'll eat it!

Jilly said...

Ah yes, the famous macaron. You'll shoot me but I find them too sweet!

MadAboutParis said...

When are WE going to try to make them? Maybe Genie can give us a seminar?

Leif Hagen said...

Mais oui! With a cup of bold coffee and our friend, Virginia! Merci beaucoup!
Bonjour d'EAGAN

Bob Crowe said...

Well! Monday in the U.S. is National Ravioli Day (really). Which food is more fun, which does more damage?

Jack said...

You visited a bakery to take a picture. Please tell me that you left with a box tied nicely with string?

Virginia said...

Bob,
NO ravioli pour moi.

Jack,
Non, non et non! I have will power of steel! HAR

Leif,
We must meet and do this one day.

Mad,
We will not make them. We have Genie for that.

Halcyon said...

Yumm!!!

Petrea said...

It's a perfect photo, Virginia.

I've heard of Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Founder's Day and even Emma M. Nutt Day, but I've never heard of Macaron Day.

Rob said...

We're out of girl scout cookies so these macaroons fit in perfectly.

TheChieftess said...

Jack...I just can't believe our Miss V left without a one!!! I'm sure she had a cup of coffee and a macaron or two before she left!!!

Judy - So California said...

V, They look yummy BUT I am waiting for your return to get some here - back to Pasadena to get our fill - soon I hope!