Laduree Sucre!


Ah Laduree, the creme dela creme of French patisseries, famous namely for their iconic macarons in powder pink, vibrant lilac and trademark pastel green hues. Just watching this video makes me weak at the knees! While I have not yet been lucky enough to taste any of their exquisite fancies (let alone visit France) my recently acquired Laduree cookbook Sucre containing many a whimsical, sugary treat is about as good as it gets. While some recipes are, lets say, beyond my capabilities and skills, the packaging, velvet cover, gold rimmed pages and outstanding photography of this little gem was enough to convince myself that I just had to have it. So much so, I bought the cookbook back in November as an early Christmas present-I'm rather impatient. But it wasn't until today that I decided to tackle my first desert, being a Strawberry tart, which I thought would be wonderful to have in the midst of a heated Australian summer.

As for festive baking (chocolate truffles, shortbread biscuits) I plan to do it all on Christmas Eve. I wish you all a very magical, dreamy, sugar coated Christmas!

23 comments:

  1. Oh gosh I was doing oodles of laduree research last night and trying to create a vegan macaroon. I'd so love it if you would share some of the recipes with me! xxxx

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  2. Oh what a gorgeous book! Photos in cookery books always draw me in :) I'm sure the strawberry tart tasted delicious xx

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  3. We have a Laduree in London. Such a pretty shop x

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  4. Wow, what a gorgeous book. I would be afraid to buy it myself, as I'd expect just about all the recipes to be beyond my capabilities! However, it shall be good practice, and soon I expect you'll be able to make all the recipes inside it. xx

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  5. What a beautiful Shop. I am so Jelly. but...

    Happy Holidays!

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    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  6. Actually, i tried following you with the Follow link at the top of your page, but you are not showing on my dashboard...Maybe you should get the GFC gadget on the side of your page. Let me know what you decide3 cause I would love to follow you!

    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  7. oh these look wonderful, thankyou for such a lovely coment by the way - hope that you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  8. I too adore Laduree. The movie is tres magnifique!

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  9. ah, laduree! i am yet to taste and try their tasty little macarons and everything else they have. gotta love the interior and designs - practically everything about it! :) i hope you have fun baking! i'm sure it'll be super fun anyway. hehe.

    and i just wanted to wish you a very happy, blessed and merry christmas, sweets! :) i hope you have an amazing one this year, filled with all kinds of wonderful, love and peace. xx

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  10. how amazing! i love your blog- it's so magical and beautiful! thank you for the comment on my blog.

    have a wonderful christmas!

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  11. Ooh I had no idea they have a cookbook! That might be a christmas present to myself too :) have a very merry christmas!

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  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless you! xoxo ♥

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  13. Omnomnomn, i wish i had these!
    x

    www.ofthefoxandthedeer.blogspot.com

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  14. look yummy :) merry Christmas and happy holiday :)

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  15. Ohhh! I didnt know they had a book out! Your tart looks glorious O_O

    I hope you had a most joyous christmas! <3 xx

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  16. Magic. My mouth is watering just watching the video. I must visit France - the food, the food! I hope you have many happy afternoons in the company of your cookbook and a warm kitchen. x

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  17. That cookbook is beautiful! I don't think I've seen anything so visually aesthetic! Thank you for your lovely comment, dear. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas too. I wish you the best New Year! xx

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  18. This is more than perfect, I do hope that all you tried worked out just as you wished it would and that your Christmas was more than lovely.

    xx

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  19. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  20. That book looks so lovely! I understand how macaroons and whimsical French cuisine can make you weak at the knees... in fact, rephrase that; anything parisienne makes me weak at the knees. :)
    Beautiful post as always. I couldn't resist adding you to my blog list, lovely!
    xo Maria
    http://avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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