'Macarons' on Serious Eats

Macarons de San Francisco

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

French Macarons

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

How to Make Macarons

I'm ashamed to admit that while I have eaten many macarons, I've never made them on my own. Thankfully, plenty of other people much more skilled in the culinary arts than I am have bravely attempted to make macarons in their home kitchens and have shared their results. More

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