Macarons have always been a mystery to me. Every food blogger that I love and follow say that macaroons are one of the hardest things to bake. Infact, I have followed Ms. Humble Pie's baking attempts to make atleast 10000 Macarons (making her an expert atleast according to Malcolm Gladwell). In her first attempt she writes
"The first thing that pulls you in is their seductive rainbow of
colors. Then you begin to understand the attention required to execute
the perfect cookie anatomy: the frilly foot, the delicate egg shell like
dome. You get a clear sense of the challenge reading the trials of
other bakers and the euphoria of their successes."
Well, I had the pleasure of tasting Macarons tonight at a dinner hosted
by Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal of a Perfect Bite. I am going to write
about the dinner later as it is almost 1 am and this is the last thing
I tasted tonight. I dont want to forget how they taste....
Pooja Dhingra of Le 15 Patisserie kindly brought these colorful, delightful melt in your mouth babies over for dessert. One bite and the surface crackles, bursting in your mouth with a soft creamy meringue like interior. The chocolate cream in the center balanced the lovely fruity dome. As soon as you opened the box a sigh escapes to see these delightful babies. I naturally reached for the yellow one as it is my favourite color. Turned out to be a tangy passionfruit. I died. My first bite it crackled, it almost fell apart. As the knife rightly said "These Macarons are the reason why food is occasionally called Orgasmic."
Feast your eyes....