When you picture a French dessert, you already imagine the hours spent in the kitchen, the crazy mess and a disappointing result that looks nothing like what Julia Child promised you.
Or you just imagine popping into a French bakery during your next getaway in the City of Light.
That might surprise you, but French recipes aren't all complicated and time-consuming – nor require a trip to France.
With these easy and pretty ideas, you are guaranteed to create some delicious treats.
For those of you who have a major sweet tooth, take a look at this macaron/doughnut mash-up.
Isn't it beautiful?!
French pastry chef Francois Payard invented these beauties, and we think they are the work of a genius. Francois also invented Macaron Day (which is March 20) so that's why he came up with this creation to celebrate this year.
The dessert combines all the goodness of the macaron with it's equally delicious, but doughy cousin, the doughnut. Mmmm.
Unfortunately, the macaronuts are only available on Macaron Day in New York – which has made us (and our stomachs) very sad.
hoping praying the recipe will travel around the globe in no time and macaronuts will be welcomed to Ireland very soon.
In the meantime, we're just happy to look at how gorgeous they are.