These Beautiful ‘Macaronuts’ Are the New Dessert Mashup You Need to Know About
Courtesy of Francois Payard
There is no shortage of pastry mash-ups lately, but this one might just take the cake.
To celebrate National Macaron Day on March 20, pastry chef Francois Payard decided to combine the colorful French confection with the beloved American doughnut. The result: the Macaronut.
“Chef Payard has been very inspired by all of the hybrid creations in America,” a representative for the owner of FP Patisserie and Francois Payard Bakery tells PEOPLE. “He wanted to figure out a way to experiment with this concept while still staying true to his French roots.”
The Macaronut will be available for $5 starting on March 20 at his New York City locations. Payard is debuting the dessert in a strawberry and cream flavor topped with rainbow sprinkles. If they receive a positive response (basically a sure thing in this city), he will continue to develop more flavors.
Here’s hoping the beautiful creation doesn’t have the same effect as rainbow bagels had on The Bagel Store—so we can continue to eat them, of course.
—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone