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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A little indulgence

The French macaron is quite different from what Americans think of as macaroons. Not a thick chewy affair of coconut and sugar, the macaron is a delicate pair of ethereal meringue like cookies sandwiching a bit of buttercream. Flavoring options are myriad, as are the possible colors, which can look like gems when artfully presented.

It's a fru-fru snooty moonpie.

Well, in the land of the Double Stuf Oreo, let's kick it up a notch, shall we?

Behold, the chocoron.

A chocolate covered macaron, topped with a disk of colored white chocolate. This one is flavored with mango, but I'll admit that there's so much chocolate there I could barely taste it. But it's an inexpensive indulgence.

And it still looks like a gem.

At Patisserie Jungle Cafe, Houston, TX. $2.50

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