Meringue + raspberry jam? Meringue + chocolate? Meringue + buttercream? How lovely is that?
Plus when you see them...the colors!!!
Having only made the raspberry ones, I can't wait to make them all at once and arrange them in some lovely arrangement. Raspberry, Orange, Lemon, Key Lime, Blueberry, Lavender...that nearly covers my ROY G. BIV order. I've been trying to research different recipes and techniques and from what I have read I'm really impressed with how my last batch turned out based on what the horror stories I have read about macaron first timers. Some have devoted their entire careers to perfecting the macaron. Entire batches are thrown out if it is too humid and the cookies do not set right.
It was originally founded in 1862 by Louis Ernest Lauderée on the Rue Royal where it still exists today. His grandon Pierre Desfontaine is credited with inventing the modern macaron in 1931. Over 15,000 macarons are sold here each day with visitors waiting up to 30 minutes in line.
I've never seen a macaron sold anywhere in my life.
So maybe one day I'll get to experience a true French macaron but for now it looks like I'm going to have to keep experimenting on my own.
My Rasberry Chocolate Macarons
Lauderée Rasberry Macarons
Minus the rose petal, fancy label, and whole raspberry center they don't look tooooo far off!!!