Almond Day = Macaron Day

February 16, 2011

in Cookies,Gluten-Free,Macarons,Recipes

My Favorite French Macarons

What better way to celebrate Almond Day
than with a recap of a few of my favorite Macarons:

Chocolate Caramel Macarons

Chocolate Caramel Macarons

Chocolate Macarons shells sandwiched between a luscious Milk Chocolate ganache and a creamy caramel made with a touch of Fleur De Sel.

Pistachio² + White Chocolate Macarons

Pistachio² + White Chocolate Macarons

Pistachio Macarons Shells sandwiched between a White Chocolate buttercream speckled with finely ground pistachio bits.

Banana Cream Pie Macarons

Banana Cream Pie French Macarons

Once you take a bite out of these macarons you are forced to make a double take just to make sure you didn’t just take a bite out of a creamy Banana Cream Pie, they taste just like it! I made these for last years Food Blogger Bake Sale.

S'mores Macarons

S'mores inspired French Macarons

A little more sophisticated than a traditional S’more but pack with all those amazing flavors that take you back to those nostalgic campground days. These were part of last year’s Food Blogger Bake Sale too. :)

Irish Coffee Macarons

Irish Coffee inspired Macarons

Inspired by a visit to the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco… need I say more?

Orange-Lime Margarita Macarons

Orange-Lime Margarita Macarons

If you are looking for a fresh change of scenery but haven’t got the resources to make it happen these will do the trick, you will feel like you’ve been immediately transported to an amazing Mexican beach after one bite.

Happy Almond Day!

I hope you enjoyed my French Macaron recap!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miriam/The Winter Guest February 16, 2011 at 12:21 am

Happy day! What a wonderful array of macarons.


2 Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 16, 2011 at 2:22 am

I agree, no better way to celebrate almond day! Your recipes for macs all include such beautiful photos, you are like a pro with the shells.


3 Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 16, 2011 at 3:47 am

Happy Almond Day! I love those last ones – transporting you away in one perfect little bite to warmer climes!


4 Lora February 16, 2011 at 3:49 am

Wow. what a beautiful display of macarons. Love the banana cream pie ones.


5 juliana February 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

tus macarones son perfectos! always!


6 Swee San February 16, 2011 at 7:14 am

wow!! what a variety. I wish I can have some..


7 Kathia February 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

When I grow up I want to be like you! I am printing all your recipes, I have to make macarons again.Hugs


8 Cathy/ShowFoodChef February 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

Having tasted some of those; now I am WISHING I had one on a plate in front of me right now! :D Gorgeous!


9 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls February 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Those look incredible! I love macarons!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xx
Delightful Bitefuls


10 KitchenArtistry February 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

These photos are amazing. We’d love to feature them on


11 Kimmie February 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

These are GORGEOUS! Such inspiration to make another batch or two myself! Happy day!


12 Erin February 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

I really want to try your Irish Coffee Macarons. They look so good.
I didn’t realize it was “Almond Day” yesterday. Lucky for me, I used some almonds for the truffles I made.
Fun Fact: almonds are good for the heart!


13 Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves February 18, 2011 at 7:01 am

Never heard of almond day but I see you represented it very well. Beautiful pictures as always.


14 Chef Dennis February 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

hi Josie

I was trying to pick a favorite from all those macaroons, but I just can’t decide, each one looks too good to pas up. please just send an assorted box…..sigh
Hope everything is going well in your world


15 jenjenk February 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

i could’ve sworn i posted this somewhere but maybe i was dreaming – do you know if the eggwhites [from the carton] would work??? I hate wasting the yolks b/c i never end up using them!!


16 Daydreamer Desserts February 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

You did… under the Orange-Lime Margarita Macaron post. ;) Nope egg whites from the carton won’t work… I’ve tried, I think it’s because they’ve been pasteurized. You can always make ice cream, or creme brulee.


17 Susan February 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

What a phenomenal post! I am determined to make macarons – yours are truly inspiring!


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