French Macarons From Amorette’s Patisserie

One of my favorite types of cookie is the French Macaron. These delicate confections have been gaining popularity in the US since around 2010, and Disney has several places you can pick up a box. Extremely tricky to make, Disney doesn't always French Macaroons justice, but here at Amorette's Patisserie in Disney Springs they have the skill and take the time to get it right.

Amorette's Patisserie At Disney SpringsAmorette's Patisserie At Disney Springs
French Macarons From Amorette's PatisserieFrench Macarons From Amorette's Patisserie

Produced in the medieval Venetian monasteries the earliest incarnation of this crisp cookie lacked the flavorful filling. It was not until France in the 1930s the delicate treats began to be served two-by-two with around a center filling. I am so glad that happened. These perfect little two-bite sweets are indulgent without being over the top, and are just the right size to nestle along side your cup of coffee or tea.

The Perfect Two Bite TreatThe Perfect Two Bite Treat

A French macaroon is a sweet composed of two almond meringue discs sandwiched together with a layer of buttercream, jam, or ganache in between. They are characterized by a smooth top, and ruffled circumference (or foot) and a flat base. A good macaroon has a smooth outer top which gives it a crisp bite outside. Inside it should just slightly chewy and melt easily in your mouth. A good macaroon is typically aged 24-72 hours to get that perfect texture combination.

Five Count Box Of French MacaronsFive Count Box Of French Macarons
Amorette's Assorted MacaronsAmorette's Assorted Macarons

French Macaroons can be found in a wide variety of flavors. The five count boxes at Amorette's Patisserie includes one each of Pistachio, Espresso, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate or Passion Fruit. Though when it's slow, the cast member may ask if you would like a specific combination of flavors.

My favorite by far were the Caramel Sea Salt, and Chocolate Macarons. One each of these with my coffee every morning would start my day with a little bite of bliss.

Pistachio, Espresso, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate or Passion Fruit FlavorsPistachio, Espresso, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate or Passion Fruit Flavors

If you would like to give this classic French sweet a try, a 5 count box from Amorette's Patisserie will set you back about $12. That may seem expensive for 5 small cookies, but do to specialized ingredients and skill level needed to produce these well, it is actually a really good price. Most bakeries selling high quality French Macaroons will charge you $3-$4 per cookie.

Have you tried the French Macarons at Amorette's Patisserie? Leave a comment and let me know which flavor was your favorite!

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