Another Paris Icon – The Coconut Macaroon

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I Love Paris

     When I think of Paris there are several iconic things that come to mind. The Eiffel tower, the Moulin Rouge, the Seine, outdoor cafes, 2-hour lunches, and the macaroon are just a few. The Eiffel tower and the Moulin Rouge are a half a world away. That’s too far for me when I need a Paris fix. And the outdoor cafes and the 2-hour lunches aren’t a serious part of our culture so that leaves the macaroon.

I Love A Coconut Macaroon 

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    The best tasting macaroons this side of the Atlantic are homemade, and they are so easy to make. As I am sitting here I know I could prepare and bake a coconut macaroon in about 45 minutes. I bite into that chewy goodness. And if I close my eyes as I’m chewing, the memories of Paris came flooding back.

     For my recipe, click on coconut macaroons. Scroll through the narrative to find the recipe. Pair it with my homemade rum raisin ice cream. It’s just the best.

And I Love Those Colorful Paris Macaroons 

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    Now I admit my macaroons look very plain compared to the little multicolored sandwiches I saw in the windows of the pâtisseries in Paris. I did a search on You Tube to see how hard it would be to make those colorful little sandwiches. The best site I could find was A French Macaroon Recipe and Video from the Joy Of Baking.com. Click on the site, and it will take you through the process step by step.

     It does look time consuming, and they even said it takes practice to get it right. So, I think I’ll just continue to dream of those colorful and delectable treats and perhaps plan a return trip to that marvelous city.

    

 

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