Information about Macarons Desserts
Macarons are a French dessert that is made with icing sugar, egg white, ground almond or almond powder, granulated sugar, and food colouring. It is filled with a jam filling, ganache, or buttercream between two cookies. It melts inside your mouth with its mild moistness. You can find them in a variety of different flavors such as chocolate, matcha, and raspberry.
The earliest recipe that has been known is from the 17th century. In the 16th century though there are Italian cookbooks that mention almond biscuits that resemble closely to the macaron. There are a couple of different methods to making the macaron. There is the Italian method and the French method. The only difference between them is the way that the meringue is made.
There are different variations to having this dessert. The American variation is all over the place. The flavors for example are mint chocolate chip, snickers, strawberry cheesecake, peanut butter and jelly, maple bacon, oatmeal raisin, and salted caramel popcorn. The French have different variations also. In Amiens they are small and round shaped made from furit and honey and almond paste. In South Korea you will find them to be popular. They have some that are made with grean tea leves or powder to make green tea macarons.
Macarons are very popular among some cultures. In Paris, there are pastry shops that have been selling them for over 100 years. In France you will find that McDonald's sells these desserts in their McCafes. In Korea the treat has become a popular gift to give to those you love and friends. it is a symbol of affection. On a world wide level on March 20 is Macaron Day. This day was created in 2005 in Paris which then spread across the globe. On March 20th bakeries and macaron shops who would like to participate offer customers a free sample of one macaron. Also a percentage of additional sales of these treats is donated to a local charity.
You will find many different flavors of macarons depending on where you are from. Some of the common ones that you will find are: almond, caramel, blueberry, coconut, chocolate, rose, orange, honey, peppercorn, vanilla, pistachio, and lemon. Most people enjoy these flavors.
So as you can see the macaron is a delicacy that has been around for many years. It is something that many people enjoy and like to eat.