The talks about macarons continued and I started a conversation with Carly of Kitchening with Carly. I decided to place an order and have them deliver to me. Carly graciously offered me the price of $12 for 6 macarons and waived the regular $10 delivery charge (a fee normally charged for orders of less than 4-dozen macarons).
It was even better when meeting Carly in person as she delivered the macarons to me on a Friday afternoon.
Carly gave me the option to choose my own assortment of macarons, so this is what my assorted box included:
- Pistachio Macaron with Pistachio Butter Cream
- Raspberry Macaron with Passionfruit Butter Cream
- Lemon Macaron with a tangy Lemon Curd Filling
- Chocolate Macaron with Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Raspberry Macaron with Balsamic Butter Cream
- Cassis Macaron with Jam Filling
Overall the macarons were great and they all had the proper, chewy texture to it. I decided to include a pistachio one because I wanted to re-discover my love for pistachio. And this macaron made me believe in pistachio-flavoured items again. It was super nutty, the pistachio flavour was very prominent, all the while the almond taste was enhanced.
And I loved the chocolate macaron! The dark chocolate ganache in the middle was so decadent it’s like eating a bonbon on its own. The lemon and cassis ones were also pretty good. I enjoyed the tartness in the lemon curd filling (I can probably handle something even more tart) and the sweetness of the cassis macaron. Be warned that the jam filling of the cassis macaron may make the cookie mushy if you waited too long.
On the other hand, the flavours of the two raspberry ones were milder and not as tasty as I expected. I couldn’t really taste the balsamic in the butter cream, and to me, the passion fruit butter cream was a bit over-powering.
Carly uses only natural ingredients to make her macarons, with no artificial flavours or colours added to her product (e.g. the red colour was enhanced using beet juice). The macarons were on the small size but I felt that Carly’s macarons are done in the more proper way. I really enjoyed my box of macarons and I recommend that you give it a try. Pleased to learn that Carly’s macarons are not only available online, but are also available at Urban Fare as well as select markets, cafes and special events.
To order online or for more information, visit kitcheningwithcarly.com.