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...

Wil Wright's macaroons

by Tony Miller 14 years ago

The incomparable small ice cream chain in LA, Wil Wright's, used to serve wonderful small macaroons with every fountain order. My memory says they had a distinctive almond flavor, and a perfect cru...

Oakland's Grand Bakery coconut macaroon recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. You'll want to save this one for future Passover and any time celebrations.

Macaroons like Italian-French Bakery made in SF?

by eliudo 2 years ago

The Italian-French Bakery in North Beach (aka North Beach Baking Co) closed in 2015, which was heart-rending. Somewhere are the bakers who knew how to make the apex macaroons that came out of ther...

*August 2009 COTM* OTTOLENGHI: Bars, Biscuits; Meringues, Macaroons; Tarts

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 12 years ago

Our Chowhound August 2009 Cookbook of the Month is Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi; and all online recipes by the authors. Please post your full-length recipe revie...

Most Unlike Macaroons Ever

by CookieHungry 3 years ago

My mom use to buy these packaged macaroons that were in a yellow(ish) and brown(ish) package. The brand name was nothing popular but I believe it started with a N. As for the cookies themselves, ...

Baking coconut macaroon batter from May 3rd - is it OK?

by xiaobao12 6 years ago

The batter was kept in a glass pyrex in the back of the fridge. Tonight, I opened the pyrex and it smelled fine and looked fine. I baked at 350 for 25 mins. They look great as usual. Is it safe ...

Great Pastries and Macaroons on Magnificent Mile?

by scfinson 6 years ago

Staying downtown at Four Seasons need great espresso coffee and pastries within walking distance. The green evil empire won't cut it. I remember Intelligencia? From last time but seemed like that w...

Places shooting for a star/macaroon. Thoughts?

John Talbott
by John Talbott 6 years ago

I swear there was a thread like this but I cannot locate it. If the moderators can find it, please merge this into that. I've already said I thought Ze and Spring should have a star - batting 500...

Freezing french macaroons

by mocro 6 years ago

I've ended up with a sealed tin box of macaroons baked 4 days ago and I'd like to serve them on Easter knowing they won't be perfect. If I put parchment paper between the layers; put them in a zipl...

French Macaroons - alternative to Bottega Louie?

by Marvin 7 years ago

Hi all - any alternate sources for French Macaroons? I love the ones at Bottega Louie but at about $2.50 each the cost adds up pretty quickly. Are there any better 'bang for the buck' options out...

coconut macaroons

by kseiverd 7 years ago

Have a craving for coconut macaroons today. For mid-August, it's actually a day that would easily tolerate the oven being on. Could I fold in some semi-sweet chocolate chips to batter without cau...

Best macaroons?

by financialdistrictresident 7 years ago

I did a search of this Board, didn't find much that was recent. I need to buy some "gluten free" macaroons. The best I can get in the Financial District (Payard?) or near Penn Station. This...

Kosher French Macaroons

by lenchik 10 years ago

I am dying!!! for some French macaroons, but since I am a crappy baker and don't live around New York or New Jersey, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a place that sells kosher French Macaroo...

Looking for the best macaroons

by bhein 12 years ago

Where can I get the best macaroons in the DC/NOVA area? I thought Mother's Macaroons in Arlington would be the place, but they only sell the more "rustic" kind. I'm looking for the little ones tha...

Advice for crafting a salted caramel macaroon recipe?

by arielleeve 7 years ago

I'm making traditional coconut macaroons for Passover. Normally I do half plain, half dipped in chocolate. This year I have some homemade salted caramel sauce in my fridge that I have been looking ...

Trader Joe Ground Cashews--- macaroons?

by wearybashful 7 years ago

I always liked making simple macaroons with Trader Joes ground almonds... anybody tried it with their new ground cashews?

Question about macaroons (re: coconut).

Nikki NYC
by Nikki NYC 7 years ago

I am making chocolate dipped macaroons and all the recipes I have call for sweetened coconut. I have unsweetened coconut in the pantry and for some reason that is all my market has on the shelf. C...

Macaroons in Toyko, Osaka, Kobe, Hakata

by BellaDonna 7 years ago

Looking for worthy macaroons in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Hakata. I already have Pierre Hermes on my to do list. Thanks in advanced.

French Macaroons in Washington DC

by deliza 8 years ago

Anyone know of a good place to get authentic French macarons in Washington, DC? I am preferably looking for a place you can pay and go, like a bakery, instead of a sit-down restaurant.

French Macaroons in Greater Boston?

by lam78 13 years ago

Has anyone come across a pastry shop or small business that does great french macaroons? There used to be a man who sold his macaroons to Formaggio but I was told that he moved back to France. Th...