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Kosher French Macaroons

I am dying!!! for some French macaroons, but since I am a crappy baker and don't live around New York or New Jersey, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a place that sells kosher French Macaroons online. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Pretty rare, from what I've found. They're not very hard to make - crappy baker or not. I've made them for several Passovers running (the ingredients are Passover friendly and they beat the pants off coconut macaroons).

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    1. re: ferret

      Are you speaking of macaroons or macarons? I have heard the latter is very hard, mainly because it's "finicky.'

      1. re: queenscook

        I wouldn't call them "finicky," but there are two things to watch for (three, if you consider getting the egg whites to room temp before beating one of them):

        1. Make sure you wait 20-30 minutes (after depositing the batter onto your sheet) before baking. It's important to allow a skin to form on the macaron to get the right texture in the final product.

        2. Try to avoid making them in very humid conditions because step 1 is harder to achieve.

        That's really it.

        My first batch was cosmetically "meh" but delicious. My second batch was better, and so on. Don't be afraid to experiment.

        These were the recipes that inspired me initially:

        http://www.gourmet.com/search/query?q...

        1. re: queenscook

          Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference?

          1. re: chicago maven

            Macaroons are coconut based, macarons are almond-based sandwich cookies. Here's a link that explains: http://www.yumsugar.com/Macarons-vs-M...

            1. re: milklady

              Yup - and so very delicious! Also, a great dessert for Pesach! Someone made them for us last year, and I still keep reminiscing:)

              1. re: milklady

                Thanks! Who would think that a little "o" would make such a difference.

        2. It's going to be hard to find "Kosher certified" French macarons (with one O) online. Depending on where you live, there may be a local store selling such macarons.
          What's great about macarons is that there are gluten free!

          1. Cravingz in Cedarhurst sells them and they're good. It is owned by the same owner as Gotta Getta Bagel in Woodmere. I know he delivers challahs all over tri-state area, maybe he could bring you some macarons. (516) 792-5988 ask for Joel (owner)

            1. Bo & Bon Brooklyn sells them. I can't speak for their quality or if they ship though. You can give them a call & see what they have to say. (347) 270-9051

              1. I belive you can get french macaroons here: http://www.jamescandy.com/shop-by-pro...

                They ship and are quite nice to deal with.

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                1. re: Prettypoodle

                  None of the things on the page you linked to are French macarons.

                  1. re: queenscook

                    Sorry I am nor really sure what makes a macaroon French.

                    1. re: Prettypoodle

                      That links to a site that has macarOOns. Usually, when noting that the cookie being looked for is French, the person is actually looking for macarOns. Completely different cookie. Explained to some degree here:

                      http://www.seriouseats.com/2007/10/in...

                      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                        Haven't been on for a while - Missed out on a lot of good topics ........
                        Now to "French Macaroons " --They have no bearing to the ITEM (maracrons) that is produced & sold for the Passover Holiday - Those coconut things sold in cans or dipped in chocolate ( some are very good & one of my son's keeps a few cans for after Passover) should not be confused with the delightful authentic cookie with beautiful pastille colors that a real French pastry shop bakes. The only location that I have seen & tasted is Mochableu in Teaneck, N.J. - I know there have been many threads on this restaurant -Some good & most bad - but the bakery section is really outstanding - The owner is French Moroccan & in spite of his obsession with the brick Pizza Oven -His baked good are quite good - another great item they produce is the very petite Melissa cupcakes- they bake parve & dairy - and are $$$$