A macaron is a sweet confectionery made from icing sugar, egg whites,
almond powder, granulated sugar and food coloring. It is usually filled
with jam filling or butter cream sandwich in between the two cookies.
Itís name came from the Italian word ď maccheroneĒ or ď macaroneĒ , the
word itself derived from ammaccare which means beat or crush.
Although until now the actual creation remains a puzzle. The history was
trace back in the 1700ís, even a possibility of early 1500ís, looking
back when an Italian Pastry chef brought the recipe across the country
border. Thatís the time when Henry II of France got married however
others claim that a certain convent near cormery in the central part of
France is the first 1 to introduce this delightful dessert.
Macarons is characterized by a domed shaped top, smooth, flat base and
ruffled edges. The basic macaron recipe is being made in the same process and
the same ingredients; it only differs in the flavors, filling, ganache
and jams added on it. It is easy to melt in the mouth and the texture is
a little moist. You can also have it in different flavors like
chocolate, raspberry, coffee and etc.
A simple macaron recipe is composed of egg white, sugar, salt and
vanilla. It has evolved in time. And many countries have itsí own
version of macarons too. Like in the US, they have it as a dessert in
replacement of the cupcake. And itís also good on an afternoon tea. It
also made a unique treats for every1 because you can create any
flavors of it according to what you like.
Macarons is also nutritious since it is made from egg whites, coconut or
almonds and sugar, it contains both sugar and fat. An average sized
macarons gives you almost 97 calories, and thatís for the size of 5cm diameter per piece. 1 part of macaron has
3.1 teaspoon of fats,
including 2.8g of saturated fat which helps balance the
consumption of saturated fat necessary for a bodyís health maintenance
and for sugar; itís a good source of energy. 1 average size macarons
contains 18g of sugar equivalent to 4 teaspoon of sugar.
According to the studies macarons also contain
calcium 2mg, potassium 38mg, iron 0.18mg. But that
varies on the kind of macarons. Like a chocolate macaron, it contains 85
calories obtain from sugar, fat, carbohydrates and protein. It also has
18g of carbohydrates, 2g of protein, 4g of fat and 75 mg
Macarons has already become part of the celebrations like birthdays and
special occasion. Kids and even adults love this mouth watering and
delectable treat. Not to mention, it has become a popular replacement
for cereal breakfast.
More Great Recipes @ www.macarons.org.uk