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INTRODUCING MADEMOISELLE MACARON
By Mademoiselle Macaron
Bonjour à tous,
Je m'appelle Mademoiselle Macaron and I'm on a diplomatic mission to fortify the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France through sugar, style and banter.
Y'see I lived in Paris for a while and drank a lot of red wine, ate a lot of baguettes and fell in love with the French macaron. In case you’re wondering, the macaron is nothing like a Lee's macaroon bar you got at the newsagent or at your granny's house! Oh no, it's a beautiful French confection – two perfectly matched ground almond meringues held lovingly together with a jam, buttercream or ganache filling.
Sadly when I got back to the home country there weren't enough of these wee pâtisserie creations around so I made it my mission to bring the chic French macaron to the good people of Scotland.
There was only one problem... Scottish people love their beer and there was no beer in a French macaron. The Auld Alliance was in jeopardy!
Fortunately Innis & Gunn Original with hints of toffee, vanilla and oak lends itself perfectly to my recipe collection and I'm very pleased to say we now have an Innis & Gunn beer flavoured macaron. We're still working out whether or not Rum Finish might be better for the recipe. But we nearly lost it all as almost a whole bottle boiled down to a thick, viscous syrup. Maybe next we will get creative with one of I&G’s seasonal edition beers, who knows?
So why don't you get your hands on some beer macarons on Saturdays either at the Grassmarket or at Edinburgh Market outside John Lewis? Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to know where to find us. If you want to go one step further and learn how to make the perfect macaron, we will soon be holding classes.
From time to time we even offer free French kisses with your purchase... only if you're lucky.
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