Macaroons come to Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 11:05 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:21 20 February 2013
A mum of three is bringing a taste of Paris to Suffolk with her brightly-coloured macaroons
In the more exclusive London and Paris cafes and cake shops they have become the beautifully coloured and highly flavoured taste of escapsim during the recession. Now a new company in Suffolk is hoping to make the macaroon a hit in this part of the world.
Delices de Paris was started by Troston-based mother-of-three Min Grob, a Pilates teacher with a passion for cooking.
She says: I used to go down to London to buy macaroons from Laduree, behind Harrods in the days when I was much more financially frivolous. I really fancied some for Mothers Day and so decided to make my own and surprisingly they turned out really well. I gave some to my clients who loved them and as a result have had orders immediately. Ive been supplying a shop in Cambridgeshire for a month now.
Macaroons have been especially fashionable in London, Japan and America(Laduree macaroons were heavily featured in Sofia Coppolas Marie Antoinette), yet have not really made it out to the sticks, she continues.
I really do think that this will change as they are beautiful to look at, quite small and delicate so wont make too much of an impression on the diet and everything at the moment is so supersized it is quite refreshing to have a small, intensely-flavoured cake as opposed to a massively calorie-laden concoction as an indulgence.
I have always loved them and everybody who has tried them has loved them in a way that isnt necessarily true of many things, except maybe chocolate!
For further details go to the website www.delicesdeparis.co.uk or call 07921 452180