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I got the memo! Macarons seem to be the latest dessert trend. Are we saying farewell to the cupcake? I can’t answer that question just yet, but I can say that plenty of  room has been left for this sweet, French treat. Some of the ingredients for a macaron include egg whites, almond powder, and sugar.  The macaron is often filled with jam, ganache, or buttercream.

Laduree is a luxury cakes and pastries brand based in Paris, France where Pierre Desfontaines, who at the beginning of the 20th century first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling. Laduree recently opened a New York City location at 864 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021.  Now you don’t have to fly to Paris for some of the best macarons.

I tasted my first macaron at Bar Boulud in Manhattan. Chef Daniel Boulud includes these delightful treats to his dessert menu. Macarons are often colored in beautiful pastels, which make wonderful additions to Easter baskets. They are perfect baby shower souvenirs. If you are hosting a party or invited as a guest, a pretty plate of macarons will be a sure hit. I would serve macarons at a first birthday party or a dainty tea party. Mother’s day will be a special day to add this to your dessert spread during brunch. Macarons are the type of dessert that goes well with the most intimate to extravagant events.  No matter the crowd, people will feel pleased.

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