I’ve long loved French macaroons with their crispy shell, gooey interior and flavoursome filling – and indulged in quite a few during our fortnight in France a couple of months ago.
During that trip I purchased not one but two recipe books dedicated to the macaroon.
I’ve been planning to make some over the Christmas break and Pete and I finally made these beauties yesterday!
We’re rather pleased with them!
The macaroon biscuits are much paler than those in the recipe book because I decided not to add food colouring, which appears in pretty much every recipe I’ve come across. And they are a touch flatter than those in the books, though only a little. I assume their mixture is a touch less liquid than ours was and so allows one to make slightly taller circles of goo on the baking sheet.
But the taste and texture is just perfect – had I bought these from a shop in France I’d not have been disappointed!!!
(And YES that photo really is of the ones we made!)