Macaroons, the perfect sweet treats
Did you know…
- The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti.
- The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone.
- Most recipes call for egg whites (usually whipped to stiff peaks), with ground or powdered seeds, generally almonds or nuts.
- The Scottish macaroon is a sweet confection with a thick velvety centre covered in chocolate and topped with roasted coconut.
- In North America, the coconut macaroon is the better known variety.
Today’s Food History
- 1744 Richard Lovell Edgeworth died. An Anglo-Irish inventor, among his many inventions and innovations were a turnip cutter, various improvements in agricultural machines, and a velocipede.
- 1790 The first U.S. copyright law was signed by George Washington.
- 1836 The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened in New York City.
- 1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for a patent for…
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