How long I wanted to try these! Yesterday I treated myself to these exceptionally pretty macarons at the adorable Ladurée shop in the Galeries Lafayette here in Berlin. (Not a cheap treat I might add...they are packaged like jewels for a reason...)
(from left to right: strawberry, chestnut, caramel fleur de sel, peppermint chocolate, red berries, lemon)
For some time now I was curious how they tasted - and now I know (no, no - I haven't polished them off yet!). Though they are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Ha!
Sooo...They are softer than I expected and crumble easily when you handle them. Very fragile and sweeter (duh!) than I thought.
P. S.: So far I can say the "caramel fleur de sel" one is my favourite. Truely devine.
P.P.S.: I did some research and this site has a recipe and links on how to make your own macarons. I have to try that some time (after I did all the other millions of things I want to try).
P.P.S.:...and the lemon flavoured one...ah...