Paris abounds with sublime dining experiences from superchefs like Alain Ducasse and JoÃ«l Robuchon. Yes, you can also gorge yourself on popular bistro classics like duck confit and steak au poivre. But my favorite time was when i visited the best pastry shops, local food markets & traditional french eateries.
Who Makes The Best Parisian Macarons?
I think out of all the macaroons i tasted in paris,
i have to say “Pierre Herme” is the by far best! The store i visited was on rue de vaugirad was absolutely a sinful pleasure!
There are some more stores which come close like the Laudree. But i still can taste the “Ispahan” – which is a rose flavored macaroon with ‘creme of letchi’ & ‘compote de framboises ‘ which was was a flavor combination like i have never experienced before!
if you want to learn how to make a real french macaroon, you can learn it from this french chef below!
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Here is a recipe i have used which is easy and have had excellent results all the time!
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
7/8 cups almond flour
1/2 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
3 drops food coloring
1/4 cup water
Use your own fillings like jams, jellies, mousses ect
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Stir together the confectioners’ sugar and almond flour and sift it through a tammie or very open mesh strainer. In a mixer with a whip attachment, whip the whites until frothy. Add the sugar (and food coloring if using) and whip until stiff. Add 1/3 of the almond mixture and fold part way in. Add another 1/3 and fold partway in. Add final 1/3 and fold in leaving a few specks of egg whites. It will look like deflated marshmallow. Place a pastry bag with a close pin holding it shut in a