After (virtually) going to Paris again,
(via Anita's Paris Party links)...
I was ever more curious as to how those French macarons tasted.
It seemed like everywhere I turned ...THERE was another picture of those pretty macarons.
You know, ...I have always wondered if I would ever get to taste them, as I have never seen them in real life...here in Australia.
It seemed like they would always stay just a little dream of mine.
Then the other day, I wandered into Woolworths.
I am a 'Coles' kinda girl (flybuys!)
so I do not usually venture into 'Woolies'.
To my utter surprise and amazment
THERE THEY WERE!!!
I simply could NOT walk past without grabbing a box of these curious thingys.
Not knowing if they were a biscuit or a cake...I just had to satisfy my curiosity.
AND YES!...they had come all the way from France!!
I was feeling all giggly inside.
I couldn't wait to get home to taste one!
But wait I did...so I could first take a pickie of them!
So I would have a memory of what they really looked like.
I soon learned that they would all be different flavours.
I had always thought that they were just coloured differently, for pretty effect...and would probably all taste the same.
I had also thought, that like most sweets, they would not be very flavourful...as most sweets always looked way better than what they promised to taste like.
So I was UTTERLY gobbsmacked to learn that YES! they did indeed taste GOOD!
I am still not too sure if I would class them as a biscuit or a cake...but whatever they are...I ADORE them!!!!
THESE GROGEOUS LITTLE MORSELS
have an ever so thin outer crust that is crisp!
and an inner that is fluffy and so soft!!
Then there is the creamy bit right in the middle... slightly chewy...and YUMMY.
SUCH a shame that it has taken me over 50 years to discover these delicious macarons.
Do yourself a favour and hunt and gather a gaggle of them for yourself...
you will NOT be disappointed.