Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fabulous Food Find--The most AMAZING MACAROONS!!!

If you love macaroons...you are going to LOVE these!!  I am looking for a recipe that duplicates these store bought stunners...can you help?

We live in a rural area.  There are no full-serve bakeries; only grocery store bakeries.  So imagine our delight when we stumbled upon these macaroons...they are in one word....AMAZING!  We found them in Smith's grocery store.  I wonder if Kroger carries them also?   I asked the Smith's baker about them.  She said that they get them frozen and bake them at their local store. 
They weigh about 4 ounces (or so they seem) and cost only 50 cents.  They are rich, dense, moist, and there are no apparent coconut flakes. 
I have tried several recipes over the years...but none were very good.  I have tried the sweetened condensed and coconut recipe and also one with marzipan (I adore marzipan), but they didn't turn out like these.   I have also tried the recipe that is basically like a Chinese almond cookie.

Does anyone have a recipe for a good, dense, moist macaroon?  I would love to have the recipe?  If you do, please e-mail me at the e-mail in my profile (redcouchrecipes@gmail.com). 
The pictures were taken by my daughter Tati for a tablescape she is doing for Tablescape Thursday.


Allie and Pattie said...

My Dad loves macaroons, but my recipe does have coconut flakes. I'll experiment a little
xoxo Pattie

Unknown said...

Your macaroons look amazing! Years ago, when we lived on the west coast we were able to get the most wonderful macaroons at a Jewish bakery. I've never found any like those...especially in rural Nebraska, lol.

Your pictures are great :)


Kathy said...

Those do look delicious, I have not had a Macaroon for ages. have you tried the BBC food website, they have a wonderful recipe for them.

Shellbelle said...

I worked in the bakery at Smith's when they were in Southern California, many, many years ago. Wish I still had connections there so I could get this recipe for you.

I love macaroons and have a good recipe, but I'm in the middle of moving and it has been packed away. Email me through my blog if no one can help you and I send it when I get settled in April.