Some have traced the macaron’s French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her in 1533 upon marrying Henry II of France.
It was not until the 1830s that macarons began to be served two-by-two with the addition of jams, liqueurs, and spices. The macaron as it is known today, composed of two almond meringue discs filled with a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache filling, was originally called the “Gerbet” or the “Paris macaron.” Pierre Desfontaines of the French pâtisserie Ladurée has sometimes been credited with its creation in the early part of the 20th century, but another baker, Claude Gerbet, also claims to have invented it.
Whoever can be credited with it’s discovery and development we raise a toast to you. We adore these gorgeous and delicious little almond treats.
Sign up to one of our Macaron Classes to find out how to make these treats too. Book here.
We’re showcasing our Foodie-Trips culinary adventures and, of course, some of our favourite sweet treats at the 2014 ZoomerShow at the Direct Energy Show on October 25 & 26. We hope you will join us in Italy or Paris next spring for our next two culinary adventures.
Mark your calendars – we will be at the Luxury Chocolate Show on Sunday November 2 at Roy Thompson Hall. We’re bringing macarons and there will be molecular gastronomy, chocolate fun with Chef Devonne making some wild and wonderful creations.
Call us to book one of our corporate team building events (Gingerbread Challenge), culinary workshops (Christmas Chocolate Making Workshop), send delicious edible corporate gifts (our delicious macarons, cupcakes or shortbread), or rent our studio for your private party. Do something different and delicious this year! Your team will thank you, we promise. We’ve hosted teams from Google, RBC, CAA, TD Bank, BMO and the AGO in 2014. Contact Amanda or Lisa to make your holiday party a hit. 416-262-3400
Our gluten-free pumpkin spice macarons contain sugar, spice, and everything nice. This special macaron flavour is only available until Halloween, so get yours before they’re gone.
Order half a dozen or a dozen for your monster friends – if you don’t eat them first!
Cost: $11.50 per half dozen, $22 per dozen
If you want to to learn to make your own Parisian macarons, sign up for one of our classes!