French macarons are sweet and perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, family events, weddings, and baby showers. Their bite-sized nature, bright colors, and tempting textures make them hard to resist. Made with meringue, sugar, and almond flour, these cookies have a crunchy exterior and a soft filling, typically made of a ganache, buttercream, or jam. These cookies are available in a variety of flavors.
They are a light desert
The calorie count of a macaron is between 70 and 100 calories. However, the calorie count largely depends on the size and recipe. For instance, a filling that is rich in cream and butter will substantially increase the calorie count of a macaron. On the nutritional front, these cookies have small amounts of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, as well as vitamin A, iron, and calcium. They also have very low sodium and cholesterol levels.
Macarons go well with many beverages
Macaron is one such dessert that can easily go with beverages such as coffee, tea, and champagne, depending on the time of day. With coffee, it is best to eat macaron flavors like vanilla and pistachio. For mild and refined coffees, floral flavors like lavender work well. Classic flavors like chocolate and hazelnut are most preferred with tea. Fruity flavors like raspberry, passion fruit, and cherry work nicely with green tea. In addition to this, macarons made from caramel, coffee, licorice, chocolate, dried fruit, and spices, can easily be paired with the same flavored wine.
Likewise, savory flavors go well with a glass of Brut (dry) champagne. A Demi-Sec (semi-dry) or Doux (sweet) wine is preferred with sweet macarons.
They are fancy
Macarons are prepared and sold like works of art. Macarons are now found all over France, and other parts of the world, with many variations. These delicate cookies are elegant, making them the perfect treat for fancy parties and gatherings. It is the star of French pastries that gives people a taste of the Parisian experience. They are colorful, delicious, and unbelievably precise in flavor. According to a study by recipe box company Gousto, French macarons are the most Instagrammed European food. People take photos of macaron towers at weddings, gift packages, bouquets, and at café and restaurants.