Macarons 101

Dulce de leche macarons with crunchy almond

I know I have not been very talkative lately. But I’m still here, not for long, though. Tomorrow I’m going to Paris to spend a few days over there with my husband.

To leave you on a high note and to start frenching up things, I’m posting the macarons I made today for the children (and us).

The base is the same for all three types, the only thing that varies are the fillings. In this post you have the recipe for the macarons, the template and the white chocolate ganache. I used raspberries then, today the chosen fruit was mango; Spanish mango actually; it was very very good (who would have thought!!).

Withe chocolate macarons with mango

The other two ganaches are chocolate and dulce de leche with crunchy almonds. Both very easy to make (actually, I bought a jar of dulce the leche 😉 ).

See? The macarons have no major complication to make, just need a bit of patience and practice to make the shells and the rest is a breeze.

Macarons with chocolate ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • 150 g dark chocolate in small pieces
  • 150 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt


Put the chocolate in a bowl. Pour the cream and sugar in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves and the cream begins to boil. Add salt and pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate. Stir well until it is completely melted. Let it cool before using.

Now we just have to place a small amount of chocolate over one half of the macaron and place the other one on top. Now, squeeze a little, so the chocolate will show all around it. If you want, you can sprinkle some cocoa on top.

For the dulce de leche, spread some of that on one half sprinkle some almonds, place the other half, press and if you want, carefully roll the sides of the macarons over the almonds, so some of them will stick.


I’d love to know your favorite places in Paris. Any suggestions?


33 thoughts on “Macarons 101

  1. Enjoy Paris and time with your husband. We will be thinking of you while admiring your beautiful macarons. They sound wonderful. Have a great time.

  2. My comment didn’t go through yesterday, hopefully it will today. Have a wonderful trip with your husband while we enjoy this terrific macaron recipe.

    1. Hi Claire! Thanks a lot for your comment. At first I wasn’t sure about me making macarons, but they are very very easy to make, you can trust me 🙂
      I’m having a great time here, this city is marvelous 🙂

  3. Wow, Giovanna! Macarons with chocolate ganache! The only way they could be any better is if they were on a platter in front of me. 🙂
    I hope you and your husband have a wonderful time together in Paris. Bon Voyage!

  4. Wow – macarons AND Paris – you lucky girl. They look gorgeous, and my very favourite fruit of all time is mango, so that would be the one I ate first. I have a very soft spot for The Marais and the Jewish Quarter in Paris, There is a Jewish restaurant which is good for lunch. Can´t remember the name but it is on the corner of the main road which runs from the Marais down towards the Louvre end and also has a little deli/shop. Possibly “Mariannes”? Great mixed platters, chopped liver, pickles, grilled peppers….mmmm 🙂

    1. Thanks Tanya! I’m following your advice and heading to le marais today. The weather is not that good, but I want to see the musée carnavalet and the Jewish quarter. I’m having lunch with friends in another area, so Chez Marianne would have to wait for now 😉 (but I will take a look anyway)
      Thanks again for your comment, have a great day!

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