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Monday, May 30, 2016

Macaroon vs. Macaron

Cookies have a place at the top of the food list for both dessert and snack time. Delicious with absolutely NO age limit as to their foodie friends! This day's celebration focuses on a rather confusing confection that may not actually be a cookie since the recipe calls for no flour. Another point of possible confusion might be its reference by two different names IF you do not know the difference for each has a base of egg whites and sugar.

May 31 is...
National Macaroon Day
 Not to be confused with the Macaron (top photo)

It's high time we set the record straight: the word "macaron" is not an alternate spelling of macaroon. In fact, the two terms refer to distinctly different things. Both macarons and macaroons are confections, and both names are derived from ammaccare, which is Italian for "to crush" — but that's where the similarities end. Read MORE...
Of course, the above article is just one source of explanation. As so often happens on the web, its intricate weaving reveals various results. For example, here's another: Although the exact origins have not been proven, it is widely believed that macaroons originated in an Italian monastery many centuries ago. The word macaroon comes from the Italian word, maccarone, which means “paste.” Read this entire article HERE...

Five Food Finds about Macaroons

As a child, I remember well the days of the macaroons...crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, unshapely little cookie bites quite often dipped in chocolate. Do you have fond 'macaroon' memories?

~Recipe Time~

http://thefoodiepatootie.com/national-macaroon-day/
 Coconut Macaroons Recipe
 
http://www.blogher.com/celebrate-national-macaroon-day-recipe-round
 Macaroons Recipe Round-up

 Carrot Cake Macaroons Recipe

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937267
Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Plus recipe for Mexican Chocolate Macaroons

3 Tasty Macaroon Recipes
Traditional Almond Macaroons
Dark Chocolate Pistachio Macaroons
Coconut Raspberry Macaroons

A big hand of applause for the macaroon!


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!