Macarons for Breakfast

Photo Apr 18, 10 43 27 AM

Photo Apr 18, 10 43 27 AM

This weekend I broke all of the rules. It’s been so warm out! I think it’s making me do crazy things. At the top of that list is eating dessert for breakfast. And not just any dessert, but macarons (while watching Gossip Girl re-runs I might add … how very Blair Waldorf of me). Macarons may seem like the cliche blogger treat, but there’s a reason we love them so much – they’re light, airy, and oh-so-decadent. It’s a sweet treat that keeps you from feeling that post-consumption guilt. Well, unless you eat like 15 of them…

Photo Apr 19, 8 25 35 AM

Macarons: Macaron Cafe c/o | Mug: Etsy | Plate: Vintage | Book: Amazon 

Fun fact – macarons are actually really difficult to make (I would know, I’ve tried). Having been a part of such an onerous process helps me recognize a good macaron when I taste one, and I really appreciate each little bite! Macaron Cafe has some of the best macarons around, and they’ve definitely become one of my go-to spots in the city. Last week they sent over a variety pack for me to sample and you can imagine the kind of restraint it took to photograph these guys before getting to enjoy them.

Let’s talk flavors, because the kind of macaron you choose to indulge in can really color your opinion of this food group treat as a whole. The coconut one had a strong coconut flavor, but was by no means a death-by-coconut situation. As someone who’s not generally a fan of coconut, I actually kind of enjoyed it. Next was a rose lychee macaron. The floral notes were very forward, but it was still sweet. More important, it didn’t taste like you were drinking a perfume bottle. I’m dying to know how they can make it taste as good as it smells! Last we had a few nutella macarons. These were sweet without being too sweet, and had subtle notes of hazelnut in each bite. Since I like to consume my sweet calories in the form of chocolate, this was definitely my favorite.

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So, next time you’re contemplating which dessert to ruin your dinner with (or in my case breakfast), I suggest you go the French route and grab a macaron over a cupcake.

Your taste buds (and waistline) will thank you.

xoxoelenamichelle-200

8 Comments

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    CS Gems

    I don’t think I’d even try making them! Looks delicious!
    XO
    Carrie and Stacy
    http://www.csgemsjewelry.com

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Ash @ The Nashvillian

    Mmmmm…so delicious!

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Parker Williams

    OMG. SERIOUSLY?!?!?! These photos are beautiful, but you had an incredible subject ;)
    *running to the nearest place to get a macaroon.

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Amanda Miller

    I am about to say something sooo embarrassing… I have never had a macaron.. AHHH! I definitely have to try one because you made them look oh so delicious!!

    xoxo A

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Olivia DeFilippo

    Yummmm. Macarons are so yummy. I love the colors of these one! They are so fun.
    http://www.livlaughleopard.blogspot.com

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Betsy Burleson

    They all look delicious, but I think the Nutella macaroon sounds heavenly!!! Yum
    XOXO Two Peas in a Blog

  • Reply April 21, 2015

    Rachel

    I. Love. Macarons! They are so freaking good!

    To Hell In A Handbag

  • Reply April 22, 2015

    Brenda

    I have been known to eat a cookie for breakfast, I must admit! I have to say, I have never seen a macaroon anywhere in LA, namely, the beach cities. I have to go out and find one and try them. I like the traditional coconut macaroon that they have at Trader Joes. It would be nice to try something a little lighter! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Brenda

    À LA PLAGE

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