Last year my DD19 - who you may recall goes to uni in Melbourne - began raving about something called Macarons. Never having heard of macarons, I assumed she meant Macaroons and was a bit surprised as she doesn't like dessicated coconut. On a visit she took me to buy and try said macarons and so I received an education about these "new" type of sweet delight.
Here's a photo of the two, macaroon to the left and macaron on the right:
The two taste vastly different. Research tells me that this French confection has been traced back to Catherine de' Medici when she married Henry II of France in 1533!
In Melbourne we buy from a gorgeous little shop called La Belle Miette and their macarons are to die for! Here's their display:
You can buy them individually or in a box and the box is almost as wonderful as the biscuits so I can't see how you could resist! Here's the little gem that was brought back for us yesterday after returning DD to her studies:
The flavours are Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit and Lemon.
Now I have tasted a macaron from a certain coffee franchise with the initials GJ and let me tell you their macarons are SAWDUST compared to those from La Belle Miette, so if you are in the Melbourne area or will be visiting Melbourne any time soon, make sure you go to LBM and try these out - I promise you, you will not be sorry.
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