This post normally celebrates my favourite desserts from a cafe/bakery/pastry shop in Geneva. I have only documented delicacies here that I have tried personally (and many times).
For this quarter, I have chosen to present to you the star dessert for females, the macaroon. These small and colourful tiny cakes are the darling of most women.
If you want my personal opinion, the best I have ever tasted are undoubtedly those made by Sprüngli, where they are known as Luxemburgerli.
These beauties are small macaroons made of two crunchy meringues on the outside with a soft cream on the inside. They come in all the flavours you can imagine, such as chocolate, rosemary/honey, mango, champagne, raspberry, hazelnut...and many more.
I frequently purchase Luxemburgerli to offer as a gift: they are available in a small, medium or large box. At other times, I just buy a couple for myself and, often, the friendly and welcoming saleswomen let me to taste a flavour I am curious about. This is what happened with the Champagne Gold macaroon, which has since become my favourite flavour.
Here is a small selection of some Luxemburgerli (macaroons) from Sprüngli.
|Sea Salt Caramel|
A brief history of Sprüngli
“In 1836, David Sprüngli opened the Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils in Zurich. Ten years later, Sprüngli became one of the pioneers of Swiss chocolate making, contributing to a large extent to establishing and maintaining the reputation of Swiss chocolate as the best in the world.
In 1859, David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf bought a property on the Paradeplatz in Zurich, a square that was little frequented at the time until the constructions begin to multiply around it. The Bahnhofstrasse which runs through the square has become one of the most prestigious shopping arteries in the world. The Confiserie Sprüngli now occupies a prominent position with its shop, restaurant and café-bar. Sprüngli now owns fourteen stores in and around Zurich. There are others in Geneva, Basel, Berne, Winterthur and Zug.”
The Confiserie Sprüngli offers select Swiss chocolate specialties. From pralines to Luxemburgerli, and even snacks and desserts, all of its products are meticulously hand made, bringing together the best ingredients. The famous specialties of Confiserie Sprüngli can also be shipped abroad via the online shop.
Bongénie Grieder Genève (department store)
Rue du Marché 34
These are my genuine personal opinions and favourites, otherwise I would not have written about these cakes. As always with all my posts, this is not sponsored.