|Strawberry macarons from Linda's Bakery|
I have written about these French pastries before -- basically sandwich cookies made with meringues and a cream filling. Linda's are a crisp treat -- a light crunch and an intense flavor, which is what we want in a household that doesn't do much cake.
I'd said that Linda's meringues had air pockets that kept them from reaching the heights of the Macaron Cafe, where I run every time that I take a train home from Penn Station. But I keep stopping because you can't beat a dessert treat for a couple of dollars, and Linda's keeps on making them better.
My last purchase was strawberry macarons a few weeks ago. Four perfect. (Three of which made it home to split with the wife.) One had air pockets, but we're arguing about details here. Macaron are the bailiwick of professional bakers. Most of you aren't knocking off meringues in the kitchen today. So stop if you're doing errands anywhere near Snowden River. Get a box if you work nearby. I promise that you'll make friends if you bring those home. If you know what I mean . . .