When my husband and I took our first international trip together to Paris in 2009, I experienced my first macaron—those cute and colorful French cookies pictured above. (I even used a little bit of mispronounced French to order it!) The cookies seemed so whimsical and fun, yet complicated to create, so I never considered trying to make them myself.
A few years later, I received a macaron book for Christmas. I convinced myself I could do it, and put forth the effort—with comically bad results. I’m going to get them right eventually, I just need more practice. Until then, I’ll be buying macarons and other French pastries from Abeille Baking, who made their debut at the 6th Avenue Farmers Market this year.
Salted banana caramel macarons? Yes, please. The others pictured are Earl Grey and strawberry rhubarb, and they’re all divine. The lightly crunchy cookies with a silky smooth, rich filling are a delight to eat. Thanks, Abeille Baking, for bringing such uniquely flavored macarons to Tacoma.
You can read more about Abeille Baking and their other desserts in this write-up by Tacoma Foodie.
The 6th Ave market is closed for the season, but you can order macarons and other French pastries directly from Abeille Baking. Find them at the link below: