Saturday, January 23, 2010

Macaron Dreams

When my husband was in business school in Philly, there was a French bakery (now closed) that made the most gorgeous, delectable macarons.

Image source: Casa Sugar


Sorry, momentary food-induced reverie.  I'm back.

Sadly, it's hard to satisfy our love for macarons.  It's not that they aren't available in Boston: Fromaggio Kitchen, Whole Foods in Dedham, and Burdick's all make delicious macarons. It's just that freshly baked macarons are usually $1.50 each.  Given how many macarons we're capable of devouring in one sitting, our macaron addiction is not good for our bank account.

That's why I was particularly giddy to discover that Trader Joe's now carries macarons in its frozen food aisle. I know, I know . . . frozen macarons?  I was skeptical too.  But they're actually really yummy: exactly right texture-wise, and rich with the sweetness of chocolate ganache or vanilla bean.  And the price of $4.99 for 6 chocolate and 6 vanilla macarons just can't be beat.

Image source: Laduree

It's not Laduree quality, but at least you won't have to pay for a plane ticket to Paris.  And you can pick up something for tomorrow's dinner at the same time.


sassandpancakes January 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Macarons are so hot right now, and I've never had one. I'm getting myself to my neighborhood TJ's tomorrow!

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