Laudree Macaroons

Old Sep 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM
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Laudree Macaroons

Can you buy Laudree Macaroons online or anywhere in the US? I have a friend who fell in love with them in Paris and craves them eversince. I checked thier website and it doesn't appear as though you can order thru them. Thanks.
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Old Sep 6th, 2008, 06:50 PM
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I don't know if you can order them online, but be aware that they don't keep for very long. That may be why they don't sell them online.
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Old Sep 6th, 2008, 06:56 PM
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They sell them on line but only throughout France and Corsica, I think.
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Old Sep 6th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Laduree.

Galleries Lafayette in Berlin sells Laduree macaroons.

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Old Sep 6th, 2008, 08:18 PM
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Williams-Sonoma sells their own on internet and catalogue; very pricey but I imagine they are very good.
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Old Sep 6th, 2008, 11:11 PM
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They taste so much better when they're fresh and when you eat them in Paris.
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My girlfriend & I brought Tupperware & bubble wrap (always pack that) to take them home a few years back. They froze quite well, and we were enjoying them months later! Of course nothing is as good as enjoying them fresh in house, but this was the next best thing! They were still mighty scrumptious.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:06 PM
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P.S. To get them home as fresh as possible we waited until the end of our last (full) day to purchase them.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:22 PM
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I thought I read very recently that they were going to be producing them in the US soon..

Meanwhile, you can try these mail-order macaroons:

http://tinyurl.com/9vtqbe
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:24 PM
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Slo - I love that! The tupperware is a great idea.

Last year the day before I left Paris I went to the local bakery and asked him to make and set aside a dozen pain au chocolate for me to pick up at 7 a.m. My teenaged son was VERY happy with his present.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:26 PM
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..I just remembered: Laduree is supposed to be opening a shop at the Plaza in NYC. Not sure if it will come to pass or not.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Hi, I said it before, actually they are so easy to make.
The macaroons I mean. I understand time is an issue
but it is so simple, if you like ask for recipe...
THis is a recipe that was created by French nuns during the French Revolution in the XVIII because they needed money and I guess had no flour... This is a recipe also easy to do with children that wish to do bake something..
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:29 PM
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You can get them in London, in Harrod's and also a shop in Burlington Arcade I think.

I would have to put them in a chastity belt with lock and key in order to get them home without eating...
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Okay, Graziella5b, I'm asking!

Recipe for macaroons, please.

And thank you!
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 01:07 PM
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I LOVE the Tupperware idea!!! On our last trip we thought we would find some at the airport to bring home. We were out of luck on that, so this time I am planning ahead. The tupperware makes so much sense!
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Forget the Tupperware and buy yourself from Lock & Lock boxes, which are the absolute best for keeping air They come in all shapes in sizes, too. I bought my first several at Target, but the easiest way is to order them on line.

MacarOOns are actually coconut; what you want are macarOns, quite a different cookie.
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Underhill - yes, it's the coconut macarOOn recipe I'd love to have. Last year in Chamonix, the bakery near our apartment had them.

My favorite coconut concoction is the pyramid. I've got a recipe for that, and it's terrific, too.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Underhill--Thanks I had not heard of those before so looked them up. Saw there is an "air" one. How does the mechanism work to keep the air out?
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 02:43 PM
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I brought some back for my husband and doubled bag them tightly in Plastic and they were fine when I arrived home. He loved them. I also bought two different jars of yogurt. Because the plane was cool they were ok.
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Ok, here goes the recipe, it is very simple, fool proof, the only thing you need is aprox 3 hours to let them dry at room temperature...

ALMOND MACAROONS

1 3/4 ground almonds. ( get sliced almonds and ground them in a food processor or similar)

1 1/3 cup sugar

3 whites ( organic eggs)

Pinch salt

1 teaspoon almond extract.

Powdered sugar as needed


1.Combine ground almonds with half the sugar.

2. In a different bowl add pinch of salt to the egg whites.Then gradually sprinkle in remaining sugar
while beating continuously, with egg beater. Continue
beating until the mixture becomes firm and gleams.

Add almond extract. Spoon in the almond sugar mixture (1) . Slowly and gently mix well.

That is for the first part.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, With the help of two teaspoon put walnut-size balls of the final mixture on the
baking sheets. Be sure to leave sufficient space between each one. Dust generously with powdered sugar ( use a wire colander or similar for dusting).
Once done let them dry at room temperature for aprox 3 hours.

After that, place immediately on middle rack of an oven preheated
275 degrees for 30' allowing them to dry more than bake. They should become BEIGE . Remove immediately from baking sheet. Dust again with powdered sugar and allow to cool. That is all.
Sounds more that it is, does it not>?

Good luck.

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