Celebrating the Mac-romony between Filipino and French Cultures

macarons

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So for this week, I’m throwing you a twist. Breaking apart from my regular posts, I thought for a chance I share with you my own recipe. This recipe are two worlds colliding.  I thought of taking the classic French macaron and adding a Filipino twist to it. I made French macarons with macapuno filling. For those of you who don’t know what macapuno is, it will change the way you see coconuts. Macapuno is a type of coconut that has thicker coconut meat compared to a regular coconut. Plus, macapuno is much sweeter than the average coconut.

I must say, I have a new found respect for those who make macarons on a daily basis. It is one of those desserts that will always get a thousands likes on Instagram, yet the craftsmanship that goes into making these delicious treats is often taken for granted. I can go on and say why it’s such a delicate dessert, but my suggestion is to at least make macaroons once in your life time. You’ll understand and appreciate the work that is put into them more than before.

One day, my cousin, Sarah, came over and asked, “What are those!?!” I explained to her they are macaroons with macapuno filling when she tried them she said, “They have that perfect texture of having a hard shell, but a soft cookie in the middle, and the filling is uniquely sweet. You could sell these.” She even asked me to hide the box of macaroons from her so she would smacarons in boxtop eating them, but that was short lived.  Honestly, I’m just a girl who loves food, experimenting mixing recipes, cultures and the results turned out pretty great this time around, so now I am more excited to keep experimenting. I never really thought of my macaroons as a hot seller. Even though it has been a short amount of time since I started this blog, I’ve discovered characteristics in myself that Lola had. She was the type of person who could look at a photo of a dish and make it her own. In my case, it’s blending cultures to create a recipe. Sometimes, there’s so much of ourselves we need to discover. Who knew it would be through cooking and baking.

 

Until the next post…

Kain Tayo! (Let’s Eat!)

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