Pikelet & Lollo turn into trained seals at the sight of a macaron – the French macaron not the American macaroon made with shredded coconut that the kids say look like wiry spider legs. The French macaron (pronounced mac-ah-ROHN) or the Gerbet as it is known in France, is a delicate meringue cookie sandwich filled with a sweet, chewy center and when made properly, it is a delightful bite from heaven.
Check out IttyBittyFoodies fave macaron places:
Chocolate Secrets: Macarons are a high maintenance cookie. “All your conditions have to be perfect to make a great macaron. Everything from the humidity in the room to the air flow of your oven can affect the French macaron.” For this reason, Chocolate Secrets only offers them on Fridays & Saturdays (unless special ordered). Pikelet & Lollo loved how intense their flavors were especially the passionfruit.
Rush Patisserie: For traditional macarons, look no further than Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff. Owner, Samantha Rush who trained at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Paris prides in traditional flavors of lemon, cocoa nib, raspberry, vanilla, pistachio and coffee. During the Spring and Summer months, she’ll add florals to them like lavender and rose.
Crème de la Cookie: Has Texas-sized their macarons. Instead of a subtle 1 to 1.5 inch diameter, these macarons are a whopping 2.5 inches wide which makes it more to love! Owner Toni Rivard gathers inspiration from seasonal ingredients for her flavors such as blueberries, caramel walnut or pumpkin and the range changes. Rivard loves exploring with new flavors so if you’re looking for nouveau style macarons, Rivard is your gal!
Tart Bakery: Offers 12 delectable flavors including a gorgeous chocolate dipped chocolate macaron with a gold leaf. For summer only, cool down with one of their ice cream filled French macarons.
Till our next Happy Meal!