This week, I decided I had to try French Macarons. I had been hearing so much about them, and I will admit that when I went to see Sex and the City 2 they were munching on them in Abu Dhabi and they looked beyond delicious (OK, so the movie got to me a little bit, just like the show did with cupcakes five years ago, oh how I love cupcakes)
Anyway, my friends had mentioned their love for them, so I decided I HAD to try them. And just my luck, on a lunchtime adventure with my co-worker Kim to look for a dress for my rehearsal dinner I walked by Cocoa and Fig in Gaviidae Commons on Nicollet Mall, and macarons were staring back at me from the display case. I decided to splurge and get them, I just HAD to. So, I tried one of each flavor, Salted Caramel and Pistachio.
These little delights served as the perfect afternoon treat. Each was light, and fluffy, but had this little bit of sticky, sugary consistency (nothing that would get on your hands) that made them extra sweet and delicious.
I'm not sure of the nutrition facts on these, but I'm sure it's not great. Luckily, they come in small portions.
I highly recommend you try these if you're by Cocoa and Fig, or if you have a favorite place that serves them, I'd love to hear about it (although, I need to make sure these stay a rare treat). I'm actually starting to think these may be a good favor for the wedding if I can pull it off without breaking the bank.
Has anyone ever made French Macarons before?? After this little adventure in trying them, I think it's time I whip up a batch!