Macarons de Saint-Émilion

Macarons, a French confection made from almond flour, egg whites, and sugar, with two pieces joined together by chocolate ganache, buttercream, or jam, are probably known to everyone.

Macarons from Saint-Émilion

In the French village of Saint-Émilion, a religious community of Ursulines has been guarding their own version of the recipe since 1620. The macarons from Saint-Émilion do not use any dyes, preservatives, and the two pieces are not joined together as in the traditional recipe; it is purely just a pastry. Outside the Bordeaux region, I have not had the opportunity to see them anywhere else.

Macarons from Saint-Émilion

And how do these macarons taste? Like the original version of the current one. The almonds are ground more coarsely, not a completely fine flour. If you have the opportunity, give them a try.

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