Posts Tagged ‘Bethesda bakeries

09
Jun
10

Cookies galore, Praline Bakery Bethesda

We can’t hit the Sleepy Safeway on Sangamore Rd. without visiting Praline. Their lemon drop cookies are the best (at 9 0’clock in photo).

At 3 o’clock is a lemon-glazed gingerbread, which lacked a ginger bite. We were also slightly disappointed with the French macaroons this time. They tasted like they’d been sitting in their glass jars too long. The outer cookie was hard and crumbly, with a skimpy amount of filling. (We tried the cassis and the pistachio.)

25
Jun
09

Why women are obsessed with macaroons

Macaroon selection from Praline Bakery, Bethesda.

Macaroon selection from Praline Bakery, Bethesda.

Not the coconut kind (though some of us are obsessed with those too), but the colorful French ones made of a ground almond/egg white cookie held together by a fruit or cream filling.

I consider these “most likeliest to succeed cupcakes” as far as female food obsessions. They’re cute, colorful and fun to eat. The cookie should eat like meringue: crispy on the outside, chewy inside. These macaroons from Praline bakery in Bethesda met my macaroon standards, but they were pricey (over $1 each).

For true devotees, there’s an entire bakery in Manhattan called Macaroon. That’s all they sell. Bet you didn’t know that that was a viable business model, but apparently it is.