Dainty macarons are just as cool as cupcakes, but they’re more than a fad in France. Le macaron is a delicacy: a melt-in-the-mouth meringue sandwich with a delicate crispy shell and a creamy ganache or jelly center.
Nearly every French bakery offers a version of the tarte au chocolat, or ganache tart. It ranges from the sublime (thin, crisp crust with creamy, deeply chocolaty filling) to the shameful (days-old, soggy crust and dried, cracked ganache). But it’s such an […]