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Just pure quality from the packaging to the recipes
on 16 December 2011
Laduree's Sucre comes packaged in a replica of their famous macaron box, and it looked so similar that I actually had people in my office thinking I had a rather large box of macarons!
The writers or translators of Laduree have done a fabulous job transferring the opulence of their tea salons into this recipe book. With it's mouth watering pastry pictures, velvety pistachio green cover and gold gilded pages, this book is a little work of art. There are oodles of recipes in it. Everything from Vanilla Eclairs and Strawberry Napoleons to Raspberry and Rose Sundae's and of course - their famous macarons
A few samples of the mouth watering offerings:
Rose Cream Puffs
Roasted Pineapple Tart
All Chocolate Tart
Upside Down Apple Tarts
Pistachio Sour Cherry Verrines
The variety is endless......
There are several recipes included from their infamous macarons, but my past history of macaron making has been a bit hit and miss. Sometimes they turn out beautifully, and sometimes they don't. I have no idea why. So for now, I'll try my hand at making a few other Paris pastries from the book and stick to buying my macarons from Laduree. Speaking of which - each year Laduree partners with one (sometimes more) famous fashion brands to design and release a limited edition macaron box. This year Laduree has partnered up with famed Gibraltarian fashion designer John Galliano, and I must say the box is absolutely gorgeous. Last month I popped into the Dubai branch of Laduree and picked one up. I couldn't help but rush down there the day after they were released so I could get a hold of one. In case you don't know - I'm a bit obsessed with collecting Laduree Macaron boxes. The limited edition John Galliano box is available in Laduree stores now.