About International Macaron Day
Macarons are a type of sweet meringue-based confection made with egg whites, sugar, and almond flour, and often filled with a buttercream, ganache, or jam.
The exact origin of macarons is disputed, but they are thought to have been invented in either Italy or France. The Italian city of Venice claims to have created the macaron in the 16th century, while the French city of Nancy also lays claim to the creation of the macaron in the 18th century.
In France, the macaron is most commonly associated with the city of Paris, where it became popular in the early 20th century. Today, macarons are a popular treat in many countries around the world, and they come in a wide variety of flavors and colors.
Here are some interesting facts about macarons:
Macarons were originally made with just almond flour, egg whites, and sugar. It wasn't until later that the filling was added to create the sandwich-like structure that we recognize today.
The macaron's name comes from the Italian word "maccherone," meaning "fine dough." The word is thought to have been adapted to "macaron" in French.
French macarons come in a wide variety of flavors, from classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate to more unusual flavors like lavender and rose.
Macarons are notoriously difficult to make. The batter must be mixed and folded just so in order to achieve the perfect texture and shape.
There are several different methods for making macarons, but the most popular is the French method, which involves beating egg whites to form a meringue, folding in almond flour and sugar, and piping the mixture onto a baking sheet.
Macarons have become popular in recent years as a wedding favor or dessert table item. Their delicate appearance and wide range of colors make them a popular choice for special occasions.
The world's largest macaron was made in 2013 in Switzerland, and weighed over 2,000 pounds.
In France, macarons are traditionally eaten on the holiday of All Saints' Day, which falls on November 1st.