Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Melt in your Mouth Macarons

 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....
 The yellow ones are passion fruit, the green are pistachio, the cream are caramel and I think the pink ones are chocolate (I could be mistaken).

 Rushina's nephew loving it!


  1. Thanks for the lovely post :) you make the macarons pop!

  2. hey thanks guys!
    @Le 15 Patisserie- You made the macarons.. I just died thats all.

  3. The first time I liked a macarron in my life. Loved it actually. Still lusting for it

  4. @ the knife- you are going to be sooo jealous... Im photographing Le 15 patisserie today. Yeh!

  5. Wowww fnatastic and beautiful looking macaroons..

  6. I wish I had the eloquancy to express my love for macaroons like that. You´ve put into words exactly what I feel, there´s a reverential tone behind your wrods that I completely empathize with.

  7. @ Priya- thanks for visiting my blog. Is this your 1st time on my blog. I hope you visit again.
    @ Debjani- Thanks for the kind kind words. I just never expected to taste such beautiful macarons ever. They were perfect!

  8. So thrilled to see perfect and cuteee macs in India!!!
    And a wonderful blog too!!

    If ur based in India here is something u would love, wud love to hear frm ya:-))


  9. A well written blog!!! Amazing pics too!!! Love the way you have described the macaroons specially the yellow passion fruit ones which happen to be my all time fav. too :)
    Looking forward to more posts from you!! Keep up the good work :)

    -Ève Rachael Aloysius.