Mac'Caron : a "hamburger-style" macaron !
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:10:27 PM
Boulangerie/Pâtisserie Gosselin : 125 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
This bakery won the best "baguette" in Paris in 1996, second price in 2002.
This is a macaron : two "sort-of" cookies, soft-inside and crispy on the surface, made with almonds powder, icing sugar and white eggs, filled with "something"-cream (the confectioners imagination seems to have no limit in that field ; one of my favorite is rose flavored made by Ladurée).
Here the confectioner made a macaron that looks like a Hamburger, with the name Mac'Caron, as a reference to Mc Donald's (my opinion about Mc Donald's : ).
Here are the main raw materials used to simulate the hamburger (with appreciations about how it tastes) :
- fresh strawberries cut in big chunks => tomatoes (good ! )
- dark chocolate, between the "ganache" and the chocolate mousse, with tiny chocolate flakes => grilled beef meat (very good ! )
- thin circular sponge cake colored in green => salad (not very tasty... )
- thin and squared-shape almond paste colored in light yellow => cheese (good ! )
- the macarons cookies themselves => bread, topped with sesame seeds (very good ! )
Where this idea comes from ? I don't know, but I found out another person that had made a very similar recipe, with a slightly different name (Mac'aron) and it seems to me that she did first : Pure Gourmandise (This is a VERY good website about french cooking, there's lots of good ideas).
I don't who invented that, but I congratulates him or her from the bottom of my heart !
EDIT 20/09/08 : This place also have a great set of "Éclairs"; on the small labels, from up to bottom and left to right, here are the flavors :
"Violette/violet flower" + "fruit de la passion/passion fruit"
"Fraise Tagada/Strawberry candies" + "chocolat/chocolate" + "caramel"
"Coquelicot/poppy flower" + "vanille/vanilla" + "rose flower" + "pistache/pistachio"