If there is a finer, better, more heavenly experience than sinking your teeth into Laduree macarons, I have yet to find it. I love macarons and drooling over photos of macarons others have made is one of my favourite past-times. I only tried them a couple years back, so if you haven’t had them, definitely do!
They were chocolate, coffee, spicy berry (also called 1001 nights) and raspberry. The raspberry was my favourite. The spicy berry didn’t tickle my fancy much. They were tiny!
Apparently you’re not allowed to take photos at Laduree. Yes, I whip out my camera at all opportunities so while I was waiting in line, I was trying to take a few clicks when one of the girls there stopped me in earnest. Is there a good reason why you’re not allowed to take photos? She didn’t explain so I have no idea. In any case, I wasn’t too pleased and so I stepped further back and zoomed in for a photo (she really brought out the rebel in me).
I will get a better shot next time.
I also tried some in Hong Kong that were just as good and had more exotic flavours. They were actually doubly expensive because they’re the same size as Laduree’s but cost about £3 each! When you’re spending foreign currency, you just don’t realize! Mango, passionfruit, hazelnut, coffee and pistachio. Loved the mango. Actually, love anything mango-flavoured.
As a result of my expensive macaron obsession, my mom decided to make some herself to satisfy my cravings (ain’t she sweet?). This was the first time she tried making any. So you have to forgive the lumpy non-smooth surface and odd shape until she perfects her technique.
It doesn’t look great, but I have to say it tastes amazing. I ate way too many pieces for my ever expanding waistline.
But I couldn’t help it!
Anybody else have any guilty pleasures?