Tag Archives: Macaroons

Sucre – The Art of Sweets

15 Aug

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 Too pretty to eat. Those words have likely been used countless times to describe the amazing sweet creations at Sucre in New Orleans.

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 Even the graphics and decor throughout the shop are gorgeous.

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 Son Travis tried the Raspberry gelato after sampling countless other flavors. Thought we were going to have to pay for all those tiny plastic spoons after a while! I tried the Coconut Basil gelato. Yep, sounds bizarre but it really did work. The basil note was noticeable but not overpowering. Dreamsicle is another popular flavor. I loved the pistachio — but I am a massive pistachio nut.

My wife Eileen popped a couple colorful macaroons. They come in an incredible array of flavors and pretty much any color you would find in a rainbow.

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Call it a candy boutique, if you wish. I call it SWEET!

www.shopsucre.com

Ambrosia Macaroons

22 Nov

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Can’t wait to try this recipe — found in Bon Appetit magazine.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 oz sweetened flaked coconut (about 6 cups firmly packed)
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted

Preparation

  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and salt; beat until blended. Beat in orange peel, then eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in coconut. Drop batter onto sheets by tablespoonfuls, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake macaroons, 1 sheet at a time, until golden on bottom and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on sheets.
  • Using fork, drizzle chocolate over macaroons. Chill on sheets until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes.