What's the Difference Between a Macaron and a Macaroon?

In one heavenly confection, a crispy almond meringue shell with a chewy interior yields to a lush, creamy ganache sandwiched within. In the other, a bite clean through reveals a consistent concentration...

City Garden Doughnuts & Coffee | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Early in the year, I took note of the new black and white signage for City Garden as construction was in progress. It finally opened on June 2, National Donut Day.

Chantal Guillon Macarons & Teas - 2nd Store Now in Palo Alto!

by hhc 9 years ago

Read on Yelp Chantal Guillon Macarons & Teas now open in Palo Alto! Has anyone been to the PA location? Chantal Guillon 444 University Ave, Palo Alto 650-322-2255 Website doesn't mention t...

Hina Yakitori Bento To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Hina Yakitori opened in September with a 16-course $110 tasting menu utilizing the entirety of a pasture-raised, parted half-chicken grilled over binchotan along with other dishes. Chef-owner Tommy...

Cacao powder for chocolate macarons?

by boran 1 year ago

Can I use Hershey's cacao powder to make chocolate macarons? I saw a lot of recipes call for cocoa powder instead and I'm wondering if it will make the difference?

Best French Macarons

by bsugarcream 2 years ago

I am going to try to make my first batch of French macarons soon. Does anyone have a delicious foolproof recipe?

Annoyed with Hollow Macarons

by morphone 11 years ago

I've been making macarons, and they've been turning out pretty well, thought the most recent batches have been hollow - they have a nice crisp outer shell and a nice foot, but between the shell an...

Solo Foodie itinerary check :) Paris April 18-24

by AntsN 3 years ago

Hello everyone! I've been lurking the boards reading and researching locations to eat in Paris this go around and would love some insight and feedback on my itinerary - which I'll post below. I...

Dairy free filling for macarons.

by bluemoon4515 11 years ago

I need an idea for a dairy free macaron filling. Should I try ganache with soy milk?

Coconut buttercream frosting

by Pwelsh4 4 years ago

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone had a good coconut flavored buttercream. My grandmothers birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a tropical flavored macaron and wanted to use a ...

Worst. Macarons. Ever!

by youareabunny 8 years ago

This is around my 6th time making macarons. I'm trying to figure out exactly what I did wrong here. From left to right 1. Color: never mind the shape and lack of feet for now :) these macarons...

Ladurée Boutique and Tea Salon

by elvisahmed 4 years ago

Folks the legend has arrived in Toronto finally. The place that set the standards for macarons eons ago and others have been playing catch up with minimal success (Pierre Herme own off shoot an exc...

Favorite Ice Cream 2016

by ssfire 5 years ago

Now that it's ice cream season again, macaron ice cream sandwiches from Mavens Creamery are reappearing. I get them at Bambu Milpitas (the one on Milpitas Blvd). They are $5.17 each (Durian is ex...

Ground Almonds for Macarons?

by CupcakeFarmer 4 years ago

Hi, I made macarons this week and I'd forgotten how hard it is to get the ground almonds through the sieve! It takes so long, just for a small amount... My first question: Is there any brand of...

Best way to get stiff peaks in egg whites

by Pwelsh4 4 years ago

Hello everyone, So I'm not sure about all of you but I have a hard time with meringue. Those stiff peaks are just a 1 in a million shot for me. I've done caster sugar and a hot simple syrup, hav...

Trouble whipping up italian meringue

by kkdcalgary 4 years ago

Dear All; I've been trying to make a macaron recipe with italian meringue, and I've followed several recipes with similar proportions/instructions and I always have trouble getting to hard peak ...

French macarons at high altitude

by ski22blue 4 years ago

Hi everyone! I made French Macarons down in Denver and they turned out perfect, but I am having the worst trouble getting them correct where I live which is around 9000 feet above sea level. They...

High Altitude Macarons

by sassysyd64 10 years ago

Hello Chowhounders! I have successfully made macarons at sea level numerous times, but cannot get them to work at 9,000 ft altitude. The center spills out all over the baking sheet, and the cook...

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

by AngelSanctuary 8 years ago

Besides flavour, if I don't have any at hand can I just omit them? Or if it's possible to use ground hazelnuts or something like that?

Nut free macarons in Paris?

by anaticulae 5 years ago

My two girls are both severely allergic to all tree nuts and peanuts. But, they are fascinated with macarons and I would love love them to try them in Paris. We are headed there in three weeks. Doe...

Storing French Macaron Shells

by ebsg 10 years ago

I am making french macarons for a friend's baby shower. I know that I will put the macarons together the day before the event in order to give the flavors time to meld. I am hoping to make the she...