May 31, 2013 - Mmmm.... Macaroon Day!

In Italian, it is maccarone.
           In French, macaron.
         In English, macaroon.
In my mouth—so yummy!

The word macaroon comes from an Italian or Latin word for crush or beat. These delightful cookies are named this because the main ingredient is crushed almonds. In addition to almond paste, most macaroons have whipped egg whites, coconut, and of course sugar.

Macaroons have been around for centuries, with some early recipes being in the very first cookbooks. Here are a few up-to-date recipes:

Martha Stewart offers recipes for multiple versions. Sixteen different types, to be exact! I'm pretty much gaining weight just by looking at the pictures!

Food-dot-com offers “Really Easy Macaroons.” 

Have you ever opened a coconut? Here's how. 

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1 comment:

  1. You have two pictures - one is of macarons (the sandwich cookies) and one of macaroons. There is a difference between them - macaroons are not sandwich cookies.