Before reading further into this appetising blog entry, we should remind ourselves that the word ‘macaron’ is not an alternate spelling of macaroon – the two names refer to different confectionery. A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. Apparently, to confuse us even further, it’s also called Luxemburgerli!
The particularly delicious-looking macarons pictured here are from a London-based company called La Dinette. And, while we’re on the subject of word derivations, ‘la dinette’ is a French noun used to describe small kitchen utensil toys a child uses when pretending to be a cook. Cute!
La Dinette is run by Claire who, after training as a pastry chef at Le Cordon Bleu in London and working in a patisserie in Primrose Hill, started the company, offering hand-crafted natural macarons, Cannelés and other French specialities, catering for weddings and events across the UK.
For more information and whet your appetite even more, visit www.ladinette.co.uk and try not to salivate!