The invention of pralines dates back to the 17th century and is most often attributed to Clément Jaluzot, master chef to César de Choiseul, Comte du Plessis-Praslin (1598-1675). Chef Jaluzot is said to have hit upon the idea of coating almonds with caramelised sugar, producing a sweet and crunchy treat that delighted his employer’s palate. [...]
ChocoParis missed the last two MacTweets Mac Attack Challenges, the themed monthly macaron making challenges organised by Deeba and Jamie of MacTweets. Anyone can participate, and it’s a great way to learn while having fun. The deadline for this month’s challenge is December 25th. Ironically, despite not being able to make the deadlines recently, I’ve [...]
For this month’s Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge we were asked to create a macaron inspired by a favourite childhood summer memory. Basketfuls of sweet cherries immediately came to mind: Un, deux, trois, allons dans les bois, Quatre, cinq, six, cueuillir des cerises, Sept, huit, neuf, dans mon panier neuf, Dix, onze, douze, elles seront toutes [...]
This month’s MacTweets Mac Attack challenge was to create a French macaron inspired by a wild animal or bird of Africa. And so this post takes us on a little side trip, far away from the cafés and pastry shops of Paris. ChocoParis macarons this month are inspired by the cheetah, the fastest land animal! [...]
The MacTweets Mac Attack challenge for the month of May was to find inspiration in a favourite childhood book. It’s no easy task to choose a single book when one has been fortunate to have a childhood filled with so many tales of adventure and magic. One thing is certain: first and foremost on the list of [...]
ChocoParis decided to let a bouquet of Easter flowers (tulips) serve as inspiration for this month’s MacTweets Mac Attack Challenge. These pretty pink chocolate and raspberry macarons were made with just a few simple variations to last month’s recipe for chocolate macarons. The basic recipe for French macarons can easily be adapted according to taste and [...]
A recipe for the classic macarons you’ll find in Parisian pâtisseries.