Friday, April 12, 2013

Macarons vs Macaroons

I'm sure everyone knows these sweet little French confections that come in a wide range of flavours and colours. However, do you know what they are called? Some have called them macarons, and others have called them macaroons. Personally, I've always called them macarons but I was sure that there must be a difference between macarons and macaroons so I decided to look it up and share this little fact of the day with you guys!

A macaron (correctly pronounced as MA-KA-HON [The letter R is silent in French]) is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring. It is also called Luxemburgerli. The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.

A macaroon is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. The original macaroon was a small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds similar to Italian amaretti.

Honour these little sweet treats by spelling their names correctly! Haha

Speaking of macarons, Laduree is opening on Monday. O M G.


Love, K

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  1. yeah...the English speaking counterparts always seem to take MACAROON as the English equivalence to Macaron......i like coconuty macaroon too...anyways long live the MACARONS!

    1. I've never tried macaroons! Haha can you get them in Singapore? Haven't seen them here before!


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