ALEXANDRA’S MACARONS : VALENTINES SWEET TREAT ADD ON
Here is a bit about the lovely lady behind these sweet treats in her own words:
I trained as a Chef and specialized in Culinary Arts and International Baking & Pastry. I have had the privilege and challenge of working in a variety of contexts, from Sous Chef in fast-paced bistros to Baker in beloved cafés to Head Chef aboard a luxury yacht. My culinary adventures have brought me from Florida to South Hampton, New York and beyond to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and now – Seattle, Washington.
I get this question a lot.
Macarons stole my heart when I was in middle school and spied them in the bakery case of the local French bakery. I loved the whimsy of their bright colors and the crunch of their delicate meringue. I took on the challenge of mastering them my first year of culinary school and I haven’t looked back since. I was hooked
Macarons have a simple elegance to them. Their ingredients are easily accessible — egg whites, sugar, almond flour — but their versatility is boundless. They are the perfect bite of sweetness to savor after a meal — highly fashionable and irresistible.