From a French cookbook called '30 recettes de macarons'- they're real French macaroons, the little melt-in-the-mouth ones you can get from patisseries rather than the more cakey, cookie-like ones made from coconut. I'm working in France at the moment and took the opportunity to collect French recipes, lol, this one looks amazing and I can't wait to make it for my dad, he loves this sort of thing. My French friend made them when I went round to her flat and they looked so impressive (I haven't tried them because I don't like cream but everyone else loved them). From previous experience of French macaroons, they're quite tricky to make but really worth the effort. The books gives a few tips: separate the white from the yolks a couple of days before use (keep refrigerated), use a fan oven if possible, weigh all the ingredients carefully before starting. Cooking time includes cooling/setting time. Hope you like the recipe!