Macaron 101

What’s a macaron?

This sweet treat is most widely known as a French cookie. However it’s origins can be traced back the Renaissance era  from the Arabic countries, like Syria (According to http://www.mrmacaron.com/history.html) .

They are made from almond flour, egg whites, and sugar. Their sweet filling in the middle, called “Ganache” can be made in a variety of flavors.

In recent trends, macaron bakers have been creative with their cookie designs. Macarons are now made into different shapes, such as animal shaped or into cartoon characters.

Some bakery shops have taken a twist on the macaron cookie, turning it into a macaron ice cream sandwiches.

Whatever the case, macarons are a great treat for anyone who likes sweet deserts!

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