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Easter: a macaroon hunt for more originality!

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Did you ever think of hunting for macarons at Easter?

 Because it marks the end of the 40-day fasting period of Lent, Easter Sunday is traditionally celebrated under the sign of greed. After having shared the unavoidable Easter leg, young and old alike are used to allowing themselves a few sweet treats.

And what if this year, rather than sticking to chocolate, we invited macarons to Easter? True jewels of French pastry-making, Fauchon macaroons seem to have their place in this annual feast. Isn't the key to an unforgettable Easter celebration to breathe new life into the egg hunt while still honouring tradition?

Macarons for Easter, an original idea

Symbols of elegance, refinement and festivity, macarons have all the qualities required and more to be honoured on special occasions. This year, play the originality card at Easter by proposing a macaron hunt! This idea will appeal to young and old alike and will give your Easter gathering an original dimension.

Even more chic than chocolate, macaroons come in a multitude of flavours to delight the palates of all your guests. Their harmonious shape and cheerful colours will find their place in the corners of your garden, where these little treasures will blend in with the petals of the first flowers of spring.

Fauchon macarons, emblems among emblems, are the obvious choice to make Easter Sunday an unforgettable moment. The result of the know-how of the best pastry chefs, made from high quality ingredients according to the most demanding traditional recipe, Fauchon macarons, with their crispy shell and melting heart, are the promise of an exceptional taste experience.  Raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, coffee or pistachio macaroons; hazelnut, blackcurrant and violet macarons, rose macarons, morello cherry macarons or white chocolate macarons: offer your guests a macaron hunt full of surprises and discovery for Easter!

Easter egg hunt: can we break with tradition?

Before we allow ourselves to revisit the traditional Easter egg hunt, it is worth understanding how this practice gradually became part of French folklore. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Catholic festival of Easter comes at the end of Lent, a 40-day fasting period. Before the 17th century, Christians were forbidden to eat eggs during this period. However, the chickens did not stop laying eggs! As a result, families were left with large quantities of eggs that were unfit for consumption due to the lack of effective preservation methods.

So what to do with these eggs? Throw them away? Certainly not! The Christians of the time had the brilliant idea of emptying the eggs and painting the shells to make decorative objects for Easter. With the advent of chocolate in the West and the development of chocolate-making techniques, these empty shells began to be filled with melted chocolate.

This led to the tradition of eating chocolate at Easter, closely followed by the idea of hiding them everywhere as a form of entertainment for children. Gradually, this egg hunt became a permanent feature of the Easter festivities.

Today, many families celebrate Easter without having accumulated eggs during Lent, and our modern methods of preservation would undoubtedly allow us to consume them if necessary. So we have the luxury of being able to focus on the essence of this tradition: the deliciousness and joy of being together.

Macarons at Easter: an egg hunt for all tastes!

By inviting macarons to Easter, you are sure to satisfy the most demanding gourmets. So that nothing is missing, leave a place for chocolate, which is usually honoured on this spring day. Its greatest fans will thus be satisfied, and its rare detractors will have the pleasure of rediscovering Easter in a new light!

You can therefore organise a revisited "egg hunt" in which all tastes will be satisfied. Macarons, eggs, chocolate bunnies and chickens, and why not any other type of confectionery (fruit jellies, caramels, nougats, calissons d'Aix, marrons glacés...) to be hidden behind the foliage, in the flowerbeds, in the bushes, in the shrubs... It's up to you to imagine the original and greedy egg hunt that will create wonderment for your guests, whether they are young or old!