macarons in the midwest

They do exist! Mind you, I have never been to Paris, but the macarons at Madeleines Bakehouse are worth my (and your) while. I have mainly had their fruit macaron selections (Apricot, Raspberry, Key Lime, Blackberry) up until this weekend. My mom and I stopped in the bakehouse for some French Pressed Coffee yesterday and took a few macarons to go. She chose Coconut, and said that “it is five times better than a Snoball!” I chose Crème Brûlée and Pumpkin. Pumpkin was yummy, with a fresh pumpkin butter center, but Crème Brûlée is my new favorite. The “trinity cream” dessert is in a sparkly, bite-sized sandwich poof of light, sweet indulgence. Airy flavor vibrance, AHOY.

11 thoughts on “macarons in the midwest

  1. This is gorgeous, I love it. They look so yummy!

    I don’t know where else to post this for you so here goes….

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog award! This is for outstanding, fun-to-read treasures in the blogosphere that deserve a share.

    The rules are simple. Post the Award banner on your blog. Link back the blog that nominated you (me – Odd Things In Cali Besides My Family). And finally, nominate and link to five of YOUR favorite blog reads!

  2. As someone who has yet to experience the indulgence of a macaron, I am completely jealous! 🙂 May I ask your fellow Bay Area, California readers if they know of a great place that sells authentic macarons? You have inspired me! 🙂
    Thanks for another great post and the beautiful pics!

      1. Thank you so much, Amy! The family is actually spending Mother’s Day in SF, so I will definitely convince my mom to come with me to Miette…to buy her macarons, of course! 🙂

  3. Yum yum yum and yum! I have been going macaron mad recently, my favourite combination was blackcurrant and chocolate or salted caramel and apple!
    love your blog by the way!
    check out mine at

    1. oooo… blackcurrant and chocolate! I imagine them to be so dense and light all at once – yum. Thanks for dropping by, I’ll check out your blog now.

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