I couldn’t think of a better French treat to bake for Dorie than macarons – chocolate and, as a nod to the season, pumpkin spice. But my birthday present to Dorie is not just a pretty picture but also an invitation, so the next time we find ourselves in the same city (Paris? New York? Toronto?) I’d love to show you my method, Dorie!
Actually I am pretty sure Dorie could teach me way more than I could teach her – I mean, this is the woman who is the co-author of many cookbooks including not one but TWO with Pierre Hermé – but it would be fun to bake and chat macarons with one of my great kitchen inspirations wouldn’t it? And, bien sûr, there would be a coupe de champagne, because what’s a birthday without champagne?
Dorie, I hope you have a lovely day and that there’s champagne and cake involved!
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