All macarons are gluten free. They all contain nuts (almonds), egg whites, dairy and chocolate (except for salted caramel).
We have 6 flavours available for Christmas, pick up in Vancouver (or delivery: $10 within Vancouver only):
lavender & honey ganache
dark chocolate ganache
Earl Grey milk chocolate ganache
salted caramel buttercream
box of 6 (1 of each): $10.50
box of 12 (2 of each): $21
If you want to pick your own assortment, an extra charge will apply: +$1.50 per box of 6, +$3 per box of 12.
Ingredients: All macarons are made of almond meringue (egg whites, sugar, ground almonds) and a few drops of food coloring in most of them.
WHAT IS A MACARON?
A long-time favourite of Parisian tea rooms, le macaron has now attracted itself to Japan and North America where the major cities are witnessing a surge in macaron shops. The French macaron bears very little resemblance to its cousin the coconut based macaroon, besides its Italian-derived name. The French macaron is a sweet confectionary made of two almond meringue discs stuck together with a generous layer of butter cream, jam or ganache filling.
Although they always look pretty with their bright colors and creamy fillings, creating a great macaron on the outside and on the inside is an art. When baked to perfection, the outside of the shell forms a delicate crust to protect the inside which remains soft and moist, blending in with the filling to reveal its flavours.
Macarons are NOT like Oreo cookies: do not try to open them! In fact, if the macaron is perfect, you shouldn’t even be able to separate the two halves.
The best pastry chefs can be very creative with macarons, there is virtually no limit to the yummy fillings they can come up with! At French Made, we are lucky to have one of those exceptional chefs and we regularly offer exclusive seasonal flavours.
If you want to learn more about the art of making macarons, we invite you to join a class with Chef David!