Monday, July 30, 2012

Macaroons from Switzerland - Luxemburgerli

Yay, a box of Luxemburgerli macaroons from Switzerland, thanks LM :-) Have to admit I never quite caught on to the macaroons craze, which seems to have followed the cupcakes fad! But these were good ... very good!

Made by Confiserie Sprüngli in Zürich, Switzerland, it is essentially a small macaron, they have a top and bottom sugar-based confection with a center cream filling. The Luxemburgerli is lighter than a macaron and is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

Flavors include... vanilla, chocolate, stracciatella (chocolate chip), caramel, hazelnut, champagne, amaretto, chestnut, mocha, cinnamon, lemon, mandarin, and raspberry ... seems some of the flavours are seasonal.

History from Wikipedia ... Luxemburgerli were invented by the confectioner Camille Studer who brought the recipe to Zürich after creating them in a Luxembourg confectionery shop (Confiserie Namur) in 1957. The name Luxemburgerli is derived from the nickname which a colleague bestowed on Studer, whose family originated in Luxembourg.

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