Happy Macaroon Day….or, is that Macaron Day?
Although many use the spellings interchangeably, most pastry experts define them as two very distinct cookies.
The macaroon, is a bit crunchy on the outside, with a sweet chewy, dense center. They are often made of egg whites, coconut and/or almonds, and sweetened condensed milk. Preferably, they are dipped or drizzled with chocolate, as in these Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Macaroons by A Dash of Sass.
In contrast, the macaron, is a round sandwich cookie made of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour. It can be filled with a variety of fillings, such as ganache, jam, or buttercream, offering infinite flavor combinations.
Chocolate Macaron with Bittersweet Mocha Ganache
Recipe by Hungry Rabbit
Chocolate Macaron with Orange Ganache
Recipe by Bon Appetit
Macarons or Macaroons? Dip either in chocolate, and I’ll be in French Pastry Heaven! Photo
What’s your preference?