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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Macarons in Seattle

Hi All, I have been extremely busy these past few months and didn't get a chance to post anything new at all... Last month, I just got engaged. Ever since, I have been really crazy about planning and finding venue and all that... So, I'm sorry for being absence for so long... I'm back though!

Let's talk about Macarons...What is it? What is so interesting about Macarons? I'm going to take you back to the 18th century, where French people started to these.
Macarons is a traditional French pastry that is made of egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar and sugar. This sweet pastry came out of the French courts' baker's oven as round meringue-like domes with a flat base.

Here's what I found out: In the 1830s macarons were served two-by-two with the addition of jams, liqueurs, and spices. The macaron known today is the "Gerbert" macaron, born in the 1880s in the Beleville neighbourhood of Paris.The double-decker macaron filled with cream that is popular today was invented by the French pâtisserie Ladurée.

Macaron come with many colors. The famous ones are pink, purple, yellow, and pistachio green. If you are interested how to make macaron, you can check out the step by step instructions at Serious Eats.

Macarons can be found in several places in Seattle. One of my favorite place to go is Bakery Nouveau, Honore Artisan Bakery in Ballard, Le Panier at Pike Blace, and Boulangerie Nantaise in Belltown.

Because of the cute shape and colors, you can use Macarons for many occasions, such as Tea Party with the Ladies, Wedding showers, Baby showers, or even weddings.
Their pastel or bright colors make it look so good in the pictures.

Next time if you are thinking of a colorful decoration idea for your event, think of Macarons.