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Thursday, 5 July 2012

miss b loves.............. macarons

I'm sure everyone knows that macarons are one of my favourite treats. I mentioned the delicious ones at Chocolat Chic café here. 


and of course I'm a fan of Ladurée (even their website is cute) I even managed to find a branch in Dubai...

  

and in Bebek, Istanbul......


I like just about every flavour but my favourites are pistachio, vanilla and raspberry.

I've recently received some gorgeous macaron related gifts......the wonderful Ladurée:Sucré The Recipes book. It's so luxurious with its velvety cover, mouthwatering recipes and images...





My new, cute and very useful shopping bag.......


and there were even macarons on one of my birthday cards last month.


I had already bought 'Mad about Macarons' which includes step by step instructions.

It's worth buying just for the amazing illustrations!





So I suppose there's no excuse...I shall have to have a go at making my own (even though I know this is going to be tricky) I'll report back with photos  when I make a successful batch. Until then I shall just look forward to my next trip to London although I've just heard about a café  much closer to home and it's called Macaroon so I must go and investigate.....

37 comments:

  1. Macarons are so great because you eat them with your eyes first and then savor their actual taste.
    This recipe book is so luxurious, I'd love to take a look at it page by page.
    What I like most, though, is your bag! So cute!
    Have a great day!

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  2. My daughter bought me some for my birthday and they were fab! I love your recipe book:) Looking forward to seeing some of your creations on the blog!
    ~Anne

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  3. wow..dear beautiful pictures! i enjoyed seeing it !


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  4. I enjoy macaron posts very much, and you brought smiles to my face, I am also looking forward to my next macaron treat in Laduree IStanbul : ) Your shopping bag is so cute. And my fave flowers are the same : ), love also violette : ) Good luck in making your own macarons.

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  5. Good luck! I haven't worked up the nerve to try making a batch yet, maybe your success will be the push I need!

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  6. Yummy!! I'm following you in bloglovin!! I love your post!!

    Xoxo http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  7. Un vrai régal!!!!!
    Tes photos donnent l'eau à la bouche!!!!!!
    Bonne fin de semaine
    Laure

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  8. Mmmmm vanilla and pistachio, the two best macaron combinations in the world, I agree :)
    The book from Laduree looks amazing, can't wait to find out from you if it's easy to make your own macarons or not, I would love to try!

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  9. I have never had a macaron before. They look so good but none of the bakeries here sell them...

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  10. I will have to check out this recipe book! I don't live anywhere near a place to have a tasty macaron! LOVE your new bag too!

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  11. my very very fave too!!!!!! makes me miss la. Love macaroons, and want to attempt to make them now thanks to you...*Sigh* lol! Hope you had a great fourth! xx
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  12. I have been seeing these so much. I've never had them but I call my grand daughter a macaroon all the time. They are so pretty!

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  13. I really think there’s nothing as cozy as a really big mug of hot tea, a box of Ladurée macaroons and a book...

    Kisses and hugs, Miss b.!!!!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  14. Is there anyone on this world who does not like these little, pretty sins? I would go miles for them... Thanks a lot for your info about your National Day. I had no idea that it is on April 23rd. I hope I will remember! Ours is on August 1st. See you soon! Christa

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  15. Love macarons! Gorgeous photos! Good luck making your own...can't wait to hear all about it!

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  16. I just love macaroons, which I actually discovered and tasted only recently! They are amazing! The ones at Ladurée are the best! Thanks for your sweet comments and keeping up with my blog during our crazy transition and move! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for following.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  17. Macarons are just so pretty aren't they? Nothing quite like Ladurée! Cute shopping bag!

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is such a mouthwatering post :) I'm a huuuge macarons lover (after all, my blog's name is Macarons and Pearls :) and I need to get those cookbooks asap! Thanks so much for this amazing inspiration! I'm really glad I've discovered your blog, and I'm happy to be your new follower :)

    Have an amazing weekend!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment. I'm glad you discovered my blog too and decided to follow. Thanks, Ivana!

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  19. Thanks everyone for all the great comments - I think we are all in agreement about Ladurée macarons too! I suspect I'm going to have to do a lot of practising before I'm ready to show photos of mine......

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  21. I too love macaroons - they are so delicate and scrumptious :)
    Happy wekeend
    Ax

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  22. Ohhhhh my favourite :) and they even come in such pretty colours!!

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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  23. My favorite also. I love getting a couple of macaroons and a cup of coffee at a cafe! Such a nice treat!!
    and...

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  24. HaHa Miss B! Yes, go and investigate! I crown you queen macaron! HaHa I love them too. So tasty! I love logging onto Laduree's website. It's such a treat in itself!!! They sell Laduree items on eBay, but of course they're tripling the price. I just admire from afar. HaHa Love your macaron bag! So cute. Hope all is well. Have a delightful weekend! ((HUG))
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  25. Oh my, are these as good as they look? You know, I wanted to order some of these for Nel's wedding shower, but I have no idea where to get them. She's having a Paris theme, and I thought they would go perfect. That is so wonderful that you are going to try and make them. Please do show us how they turn out when you do. The pink ones look so delightful.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  26. Chocolate macaroons are my all time favorite cookie!
    Stacy

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  27. I love the Laduree chuna! Gorgeous. Hope you have a great week!

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  28. I am also a fan of macaroons! I bought a cookbook of macaroons , there is little time. And I'll try the recipe of apricot and lavender macaroons. I hope I will succeed! ;)

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  29. thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :) i am also in love with french macarons and i wish so badly that we had a laduree shop in boston!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  30. oh i'm glad to know we have something in common... i'm such a sucker for macarons!!! i even try to make at home which wasn't a success hehehe.. but i try to buy when i could and take some at home :)

    take care dear. have a lovely week!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  31. I love macaroons too! so yummy! Come by and check out my blog and if you like it I would love it if you followed me.

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca/

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