Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Macaron vs. Macaroon

One is great, the other not so much.
These are awesome! Macarons are sandwich-like pastries made with two thin cookies and a cream or ganache between the cookies. My favorite is Pistachio.

Do not confuse them with Macaroons.

Just ho-hum. Macaroons are dense cookies made either with coconut or with a coarse almond paste.

I just figured we needed to clear this up. They are often confused and I needed to bring some clarity to the blog today. Thanks.


Shelly Borrell said...

Thanks for the information. I just learned something new today. And I want to try a Macaron soon too. They look yummy. Have a fabulous day.

Diana said...

THANK YOU for clarifying this to the blogosphere! I am infinitely annoyed with people mistaking macarons with macaroons! Especially when they misspell macaron like macaroon!

Yes, I am crazy. :)

strawberriesinparis said...

I love the french macarons, and actually that was the first or second thing I ever blogged about!