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Vent - macaron vs. macaroon

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Vent - macaron vs. macaroon

leanneabe | Dec 15, 2006 04:40 PM

Are we allowed to vent here? It's such a silly thing, but I find it so irksome to see people constantly confusing the coconut macaroon with the French-style macaron. I ask for recommendations on a yummy macaron and I get pointed to bakeries with great cookies "like a huge haystack dipped in chocolate". I read people's reviews of Bay Bread and Miette where they say they tried a macaron and it was quite tasty "but I was surprised that it was not made with coconut and sugar, rather a more almond flavor".

Don't get me wrong, I love both and I have a great recipe for coconut macaroons to use up egg white from making custards and such. But there's a time and a craving for each.

Having said that, we're heading to SF next weekend and I plan on tasting every macaron I can find in that city. Yum yum.

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