The English Kitchen: Almond Macaroons These are not the ultra-pretty white or artificially coloured macaroons that are currently so fashionable with cooks and chefs, these are the delicious traditional English macaroons, crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, that I so fondly remember from my childhood. (The blog is well worth a visit for other English recipes too. http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/almond-macaroons.html )
These charming little cookies have become a total dessert craze thanks to our French friends across the pond. Macarons are a sugary and delicious treat perfect for tea parties, bridal showers, and basically any festive occasion you can think of. Don't be intimidated by their seemingly difficult recipe requirements, because our guide to baking and assembling the basic French macaron is fool proof!