Wednesday, June 9, 2010

THE MACARON GOES SUPERSIZE


I recently had to make a run to my nearest IKEA for one of their terrific-ly cheap buys for my studio, the ALEX file drawers. I love it - even though what I saved on the price I had to invest in 36 hours of manual labor to assemble. Well, not quite, but you do have a little "project" on your hands when most everything comes flat-packed. There happened to be an outpost of the Parisian bakery "PAUL" nearby, so I couldn't resist stopping in for an authentic French macaron. Or, so I thought...take a look at this baby (below)


Is it me, or is this a SUPER-SIZED macaron? I placed my not-so-small hands beside it to show relative size. Have you ever seen a macaron this large? It looked more like a pastel Moonpie! I guess it's the American version, maybe even the Texas version, except that I live in Florida?? Hmmmm...
Carol Gillot over at Paris Breakfasts has been showing me macarons for ages now, so I had been longing to try one for myself. I was not disappointed, just a little, ummm.....surprised to see one this big.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!


31 comments:

lisaroy said...

I agree it is huge! mmm... love PAUL in Paris!

Karena said...

Anne, it still looks delish!! I wish I had IKEA here!

Karena
Art by Karena

Kerri said...

Whoa, that's the biggest macaron I've ever seen - are you sure you didn't ask them to supersize you? Bet it was yummy though! K xx

Beach House Living said...

Texas sized for sure! Now about the 36 hours of labor. I will keep that in mind next time I'm thinking Ikea.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Holy Macaron! I've never seen one that big in all my life!!!!

pve design said...

How do you like your files, can you tell I am avoiding that super size macaron, looks more like a whoopie pie from our local bakery that you would love....lots of nice temptations...
pve

Sarah B said...

Wow, that's a huge macaron! I have been making some myself at home and of course have blogged about them :) Lots of fun!

Robyn said...

OH YUM! Well, at least you can tell yourself (and your husband or personl trainer or friend) I only had ONE! IT DOES LOOK LIKE A PASTEL MOONPIE! ;-)

Debra said...

Super-sized YUM! I special blog-friend recently sent me my first macarons- I am quite smittin with these little gems. Good thing they aren't available anywhere near here!!!

Raru said...

Happy Wednesday Anne. Love your post and your big macaron :P

xoxo,
raru

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Well, I guess if you are going to indulge in a macaroon you might as well have a big one! Much love XO

Christy said...

That is too funny! You know, I don't think I've tried one! And I must comment on your ring - it's so pretty!

Mrs. Expat said...

The Oberoi sells those here in Delhi in lots of flavors. I will get your shirts off to you now that I am well. I love that you have needlepoint kits.

MrsLittleJeans said...

You are right Anne, that is one big macaron! I bet it was delicious though! xx

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

looks good, i loved PAUL when i was vacationing in miami...went a few too many times, but it was wonderful. i'll have to try a macaron again,they've been everywhere-think they are making a comeback (if they were ever out?)

The Zhush said...

wow...my only problem with the macaroon was that it was too petite...as I clearly have an American sized appetite! YUM!

CDS said...

Macaron on steroids! Sacre Bleu!

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

I'm living in London for the summer, and when I walked into Paul I was blown away by those huge macarons too! I guess it's not just Americans they think like huge desserts.

Kristin said...

I'll take a supersize macaron ANY day!!

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DolceDreams said...

Oh that would be dangerous! One petit one is rich enough...Thanks so much for sharing Tamara's necklaces, I ordered one right away and may be getting another :)
Nathalie

Strained Consciousness said...

But the macarons I've bought in paris have always been big... maybe I just go to the "right" patisserie?

CAPow! said...

that is HUGE! I had one today that was closer to the size of a silver dollar than that giant! :)

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A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

How funny! I live in TN and believe this is the state that created the MoonPie (specifically Chattanooga, TN)-- and would have to say your supersized macaroon had some definite similarities in your picture! Glad it was yummy!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh my now THAt is a macaron. Liek you Anne, i feast on them over at Carol's.

I bet she's over there in london right now planning her soonest flight hoime to snaffle one of these babies!

jx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Goodness that totally resembles a Moon Pie!! Wow..I think I would of thought I'd died & gone to Parisian heaven. Hope you & yours is having a lovely Spring Anne?!! xx

LiLu said...

Where is that ring from?! I'm in lurve!

Diana Mieczan said...

That macaron is huge...but I bet its yummy:)
I love IKEA but I hate putting the stuff together...It really take forever!
Kisses darling and enjoy your day

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

My, that looks fabulous! Did it give you something new to crave? Just what we need. Someone posted recently about a cake they had made and now it's all I can think about.

Hello Lover... said...

Wow! It's the monster of Macarons!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Anne, my heart skipped a beat when i saw that maccaroon! heavenly!

xoox

kHm

 
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