Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Macaroons Are the New Cupcakes
That impulse came rushing back today when my middle daughter and I went to Petticoat Row Bakery on Nantucket to pick up some birthday cupcakes. She spied a selection of macaroons, in the Laduree tradition with a twist: the fillings are buttercream.
I have not (yet) sampled a proper Laduree macaron, but I was delighted with the key lime macaroon from Petticoat Row that we two girls shared.
We will have to return tomorrow to sample some other flavours.
Petticoat Row: so-named for the Centre Street, Nantucket, stores owned by women while men were off on whaling voyages.
* For my gentle Canadian readers, the chocolate was from a box of Moirs Pot of Gold. Does anyone remember the never-ending box-lid art of a woman holding a box of chocolates with a woman on the lid holding a box of chocolates with a . . .