It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paris : Laduree Macarons

Laduree macarons are famous around the world, and they're seriously scrumptious.  Ernest Louis Laduree started baking his first macarons in 1826 in Paris, and originally he only ever baked chocolate macarons.  Laduree macarons are now known around the world, and their flagship store is on the Champs Elysees in Paris - of course we had to visit!

There is a core range of flavours that they supplement with seasonal specialties, and many different packaging options from boxes to pouches to tins.  The boys helped me choose 6 different flavours (amongst them licorice, salted caramel and raspberry) and the helpful staff packed them carefully into a cute Hello Kitty Laduree box, and then into one of their signature pale green paper carry bags.

I know I'm meant to share them, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen ...

You can find more information and the Laduree macaron recipe right here.  You all know I'm on a baking jag right now, but I've never attempted macarons - have any of you ever made them?

75 Avenue des Champs Elysees
75008 Paris, France
Phone:- +33 (0) 1 40 75 08 75

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