Well, more than a year has passed since my visit to Zurich, but these delectable bites deserve a special, if late, mention. To use up my Swiss francs, I bought a small box of Luxemburgerli at the Sprungli counter at Flughafen Zurich. If I'm reading the receipt correctly, the price was 85 francs per kilo or 9,20 francs for this little box I purchased to take home to my parents. Once on the plane, I popped it open to try one at its peak of freshness.
Photo of Luxemburgerli on my tray table -
Oh. My. God!
I had to have another, and then another. It took all my willpower to save some for my mom. Everything about them seemed just perfect to me. The airy chewiness and delicate crunch of the cookie halves, sublime silkiness and rich flavor of the buttercream, and the subtle yet complex flavorings with just the right amount of sweetness. I couldn't imagine anything that could change and make these better, other than giving me more and more of them.
I was immediately sad and dismayed that I hadn't pulled out a credit card and bought a whole kilo. I had also purchased a box of classique truffles. While I enjoyed them very much, it is the Luxemburgerli that I crave. They go to the top of my list of things to bring back from Switzerland.
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