Okay. Now I’m satisfied. I just ate the most perfect, delicious, wonderfully French little dessert. I ate three of the frozen mini macaroons that I got in school today and had a cup of hot chocolate with the *special* hot chocolate mix that I brought back with me on the airplane from a very very VERY famous pastry store in Paris: Fauchon. The macaroons were utter perfection. They don’t actually freeze in the freezer, they just get really chewy and the jam in the middle is still soft and squirts out when you bite into it. The cookie is chewy, yet fragile at the same time with specks of almonds in it’s delicate shell. I still have two more in the freezer….must resist……..
For those of you wanting a calorie estimate on a dessert like this I can’t tell you an exact number…I used 6 ounces of skim milk and mixed it with one packet of chocolate mix that contained only the highest quality chocolate, vanilla and sugar. Combined with three mini (about the size of a quarter) macaroons, which are meringue based with sugar, egg whites and almonds, I would have to say this entire dessert was somewhere in the range of 280-290. But…really, who knows.