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Cookie Monster: Hazelnut Apricot Macarons

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

So many macarons available these day are just plain bad. Cracked shells with air bubbles. Fillings that taste like nothing. And still carrying two or three dollar a cookie price tags. The solution, in my mind, is simple: only buy really great macarons when out, and satisfy my craving at home. More

Hazelnut Apricot Macarons

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

Hazelnut flour can be used in place of almond flour to make French macarons, creating a still light but slightly more nutty cookie. Apricot jam makes the perfect fruity but not too sweet filling. More

Bake the Book: Macarons de San Francisco

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

If you've had your fill of dainty pastel melt-in-your-mouth jam sandwich cookies, these macarons from La Boulange: Cafe Cooking at Home are a rustic breath of fresh air, composed of nothing more complicated than hazelnut or almond meal, egg whites, and sugar. More

Macarons de San Francisco

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis 5 comments

Decidedly different from those fussy, multicolored cake-cookies that seem to have taken over bakeries, these Macarons from La Boulange: Cafe Cooking at Home are nutty, sweet, and light, owing to a mix of hazelnut and almond meal, egg whites, and sugar. And that's it. More

Cookies We Love: Macarons at 'lette Macarons, Los Angeles

Sweets Erin Jackson 2 comments

In Los Angeles, 'lette specializes in fine and dainty French macarons, with over a dozen flavors, ranging from classic to contemporary, it's best to get a box of at least 6. More

Video: How to Make McDonald's-Inspired Burger Macarons

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 1 comment

Many people have made macarons that look like burgers, but this video is the first time I've seen a bunch of different burger macarons side by side—in this case, representing a chunk of McDonald's burger menu. More

Sugar Rush: Macarons at Tavern, Los Angeles

Sweets Erin Jackson 3 comments

The macarons at Tavern in Los Angeles are chewier and more substantial than most, and at $1.50 apiece, you might as well try them all. More

Behind the Sweets: Acadia's Thomas Raquel Creates Banana Bread Macarons

Chicago Lindsey Becker 1 comment

As I expected from someone who worked with macaron perfectionists like Pierre Hermé and Laurent Gras, Thomas has worked extensively on perfecting the macaron and so had a lot to say about the petite French confection. More

Two Fall Dessert Recipes From Francois Payard

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

Chef Francois Payard drops by to share two of his favorite fall recipes: Pumpkin Macarons and a Cranberry Chocolate Tart. More

Francois Payard's Pumpkin Macarons

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

In this autumn recipe from Francois Payard, classic macaron shells are filled with a spiced pumpkin ganache. More

First Look: Macaron Parlour Goes Beyond Macarons at their New Patisserie in NYC

Sweets Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Macaron Parlour, the macaron pop-up that made the rounds at markets like the Hester Street Fair and Madison Square Eats, just opened their first brick-and-mortar store in the East Village. We checked out the store, which is offering a variety of macarons and more. More

First Look: Bisous Ciao, NYC

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 4 comments

Walking into Tanya Ngangan's new store in the West Village is a macaron lover's dream: there's one long glass case filled with macarons in every flavor from Salted Caramel to Jasmine and Green Tea. More

The Best Macarons in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 17 comments

Most peoples' favorite bakery items are just well-made versions of treats they could likely make at home: brownies, cookies, even cupcakes. Then there is the macaron. This petite delicacy is so fickle, so perfectly French, as to be even a great baker's white whale. We decided to try and find the places that actually do things right. More

Thanks for 150 Years of Awesome Macarons, Ladurée!

Sweets Max Falkowitz Post a comment

We have Ladurée to thank (so the legend goes) for inventing the modern macaron in the 1930s by sandwiching two almond meringue cookies with some chocolate ganache. An inspired vision or a happy accident? We're not sure, but either way we're grateful. More

Celebrate Macaron Day with Six of Our Favorite Macarons in New York City

New York The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

As we learned during our epic taste test, not all macarons are created equal. And if you're going to spend several bucks on a two-bite treat, you might as well get the best. So here are six macarons that we can't stop thinking about from a few of our favorite bakeries. More

Happy Macaron Day!

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

While we wish every day could be Macaron Day, these treats do seem poised for special occasions. And what better occasion than themselves? So Happy Macaron Day, world! Indulge in a few? Don't mind if we do. More

Sweet Technique: How to Make Macarons

Sweets Lauren Weisenthal 8 comments

Macarons are so hot right now, it's easy to see why they've captured the attention of sweet fiends and bakers alike. They have a reputation for being fussy, but while they are not the easiest cookie to make, a few with cracked shells still taste just as good as those that emerge from the oven unscarred. More

French Macarons

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 5 comments

Macarons are so hot right now, it's easy to see why they've captured the attention of sweet fiends and bakers alike. They have a reputation for being fussy, but while they are not the easiest cookie to make, a few with cracked shells still taste just as good as those that emerge from the oven unscarred. This recipe is for plain, basic shells, which have a sweet almond flavor on their own, but largely take on the flavor of your chosen filling. More

10 Signs of a Bad Macaron

New York Kathy YL Chan 28 comments

In the course of tasting over a hundred macarons from all over New York, we found all sorts of recurring faults. (Only the top contenders, Ladurée and La Maison du Chocolat, consistently avoided all these problems.) What are the warning signs of a bad macaron? Read on. More

The Best Macarons in New York City

New York Kathy YL Chan 28 comments

When Robyn Lee first wrote about macarons in 2007, there were some, but not many macaron shops in New York; but fast forward to 2011 and they're all over the place. But which macarons are the best in the city? We tasted hundreds to find out. More

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