MacarON or MacarOON?
A question we get asked everywhere we go "What's the difference between a macaron and a macaroon?" . Don't worry, we won't bore you with a history lesson, here. But very simply, the word macaroon describes a variety of delicious confections. In Britain we are familiar with them as those baked coconut meringue mounds (or in Scotland, the mashed potato and coconut variation covered in chocolate) or the Italian version which is an almond cake/biscuit. The word macaron, however, is specific to the french patisserie version - a delicious ganache, caramel or buttercream sandwiched between two delicate almond meringue shells baked with a smooth top and a frilly foot. Both words have the same Italian derivative, hence the confusion, but whether you call them macarons, macaroons, cakes or biscuits - we don't care! We just know you will love Frandie Macaron macarons!