My first post is dedicated to my infatuation for this must-have pâtisserie treat called the macaron. This small round biscuit, crisp on the outside, tender and smooth in the middle is now a worldwide symbol of dainty indulgence.
Introduced to France from Italy in the 16th century by Catherine de' Medici, the macaron was originally a form of pasta. It has the same origin as that of the word 'macaroni' which means fine dough. It was only in the beginning of the 20th century, Pierre Desfontaines, second cousin to Louis Ernest Ladurée first thought of sticking 2 macaron shells together with a creamy ganache filling.
Hence, my first stop at my recent trip to Paris is none other than la Maison Ladurée. I will let yourself be guided by these sweet little luxury that you can (almost) consume without moderation!
|Ladurée ice-cream topped with macaron (perfect for a hot summery day!)|
Ladurée signature celadon green shopping bag and my pink cherry box. Falling in love with so much cuteness!