Gillian Young is gorgeous and funny! She made this great video to help macaron lovers from around the world decide who really makes the best macarons. Who really sets the macaron standard? Some Parisian bakery for sure, right? But which one?
Pierre Hermé macarons are characterized by exotic flavours, overgenerous fillings and melting, fluffy insides that just…well, melt in your mouth! Ladurée macarons are exquisite jewels that look sensational and taste amazing.
According to Wikipedia “[Pierre] prefers discreet pastry decors and “uses sugar like salt, in other words, as a seasoning to heighten other shades of flavor. He often makes daring use of savory ingredients in his desserts: traces of balsamic vinegar, Parmesan or olives in his cakes and layered dessert creams; he has even used grilled corn in a cake.” Ladurée, on the other hand, “is known as the inventor of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world.”
But which one is the better macaron?
Just watch Gillian enjoy her macarons and decide for yourself…the video goes for just, oh, who cares?! Let’s watch it!
Looking for a recipe for macarons – [clue] the hyperlinked text on the left!