Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Macarons Smacarons

By its Wiki definition;

A macaron is a confectionery whose name is derived from an Italian word “maccarone” or "maccherone". This word is itself derived from ammaccare, meaning crush or beat, used here in reference to the almond paste which is the principal ingredient. It is meringue-based: made from a mixture of egg whites, almond flour, and both granulated and confectionery sugar.

The confectionery is characterized by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference, and flat base. Connoisseurs prize a delicate, egg shell-like crust that yields to a moist and airy interior. The French macaron differs from other macarons in that it is filled with cream or butter like a sandwich cookie, and can be found in a wider variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the exotic (truffle, matcha tea)
The most famous one is of course the luxurious Laduree Macaron. As quoted from its website; these small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s "laboratory". The Laduree tea salons can be found at Champs Elysees, Royale, Le Printemps and Bonaparte in Paris; at Harrods and Burlington Arcade in London, as well as in Switzerland, Monaco and Tokyo.

Picture from here

They look so pleasing to the eyes with the vibrant colours and so sinfully tasty, don't they? Their permanently available flavours consist of: Chocolate - Bitter Chocolate - Vanilla - Coffee - Rose - Pistachio - Raspberry - Blackcurrant Violet - Caramel with salted butter - Red Fruits - Orange Blossom - Liquorice - Lemon.

So, yes, I have secretly been longing to try some macarons. More specifically, the Laduree macarons, to be eaten with my Inche Azrul at the Champs Elysees cafe.

Pictures from here

How very dreamy, right? Jom ah, @azrulx.

*snap*snap* Back to reality. Seeing that Paris is sooo far away and what with the volcanic ash and everything else, *cheh konon* this longing has remained a longing until an opportunity opened up just recently. :)

mimpimurni was looking for Malaysian made macarons and in her quest she had found RainDough. To top it up, they are having a promotion on Nutella Macarons, more fondly called the Nutte-rons. It is going at RM35 per 16 pieces. I jumped at the offer and ordered mine yesterday. :)

I got them lot this morning , after a self-pickup from RainDough's house in PJ. Tested them with Inche Azrul in the morning (our dessert). It was crispy, crunchy at the outside and soft and lumpy in the inside. Reminds me a little bit like a crispy but gooey brownie and a little like Ferrero Roche (must be the nutella) So sedap.. From that 16 pieces, let's just say there's 11 left and I am tying the pretty pink ribbon back before it all vanishes. Need to keep them for my kids, pulak. These people at the office are monsters, lah! (Cheh, padahal, dia sendiri dah makan 2!)

Hurry, girls. The orders close today. Email for the details. (Ordering info can also be found on their blogshoppe and they are also on twitter - follow / reply to @RainDough)

-dillz blogging out-


Mimy Hamid said...

yer kita mmg cari macarons...thanks info..

maya said...

thanx k dillz!!!

dillazag said...

Sedap kan?????

Saya order sekali nanti , ya? :) hihihihihihi
Dah terjebak! :)

toughcookie said...

nak belajar buat sendiri... boleh buat bisnes hehe...

dillazag said...

Buat sedap2 nanti I beli. :)

kucingorengemok said...

memang dah lamaaa teringin nak rasa! tq for the info... akan kubeli!

dillazag said...

Ramai rupanya yang ada secret longing macam saya nih.. :)
As of now, I am already picking up 3 packs tomorrow (2 for me and an officemate, the other fr my sister)

n.i. said...

ga-teaux.blogspot pun ada buat macarons... i ordered rainbow cake from her... belum ada opportunity nak order macarons lagi...

Anonymous said...

kak dilla!
saya dah tersangat lama teringin nak makan. kat singapore je banyak.
boleh tak tlg order utk saya?
camne nak ambik ni..
nutella? drool~~~


dillazag said...

I am like so jakun. First one recommended to me I jumped at the opportunity. :)
Nanti boleh try ga-teaux pulak. Now ni RainDough tengah promo. :)

Want me to order for u or not? How to pick up from me? Esok awak ada datang belah2 KL ni tak? I dah orderkan utk me + 3 dah ni. hihihihihi
Sure you want me order or not? Call me lah,okies?

Anonymous said...

nak, nak.
takde nombor kak dilla lah...

dillazag said...

i already bought extra. but don't think can wait till monday. so i ate (brought home) some and kept some for you to try. nanti monday ambik dari saya, ya? :)

-M-E- said...

kak dilla, rasanyer kat godiva pavillion and the cafe yg dekat godiva tu pun ada. and rasa mcm pernah nampak kat bateel bsc :)

dillazag said...

You are totally right, dear.

Apparently there's fresh ones at Godiva Pavillion and Lemongrass. And also Gourmet Hall in BSC and also this cafe in Empire Palace whatcamacallit kat Subang yang baru bukak tu.

I am Oh so ketinggalan! hihihihi

Anonymous said...

boleh baca pasal whisk macaroons kat this blog :)

dillazag said...

Thanks for the info, Anon. WIll check it out. :)

Dena Aziz said...

Hey Dilla,

I get my shipment of the original Ladurees every 4-6months..courtesy of my bro from Geneva. They practically melt in your mouth!! In fact, I just had 2 boxes delivered just last week! Nak?? Datang le rumah!!

dillazag said...


Ko serious ke ni? Damn girl!
Air liur aku dah keluar dah ni.
Later I call you lah! Daym!

Anonymous said...

Kt sini pun ada jual macarons

◕‿◕ M a S s ◕‿◕ said...

thanks for sharing... macarons !
nanti nak tengok raindough tu nya blog pulak =)