May 31 is National Macaroon Day, when it’s time to brew tea or coffee, and get comfortable in an armchair surrounded by family or friends, not forgetting to pull a plate with this delicacy closer.
Macaroons first appeared in Italy, and in Europe is made using almond flour. Americans prefer crushed coconut, after palm trees planted in the southeastern states began to bear fruit. In 1871, Esther Levy published a book containing culinary recipes of American and Jewish cuisine, which included a traditional macaroon recipe.
The distinctive feature of this culinary treat is its light, airy texture. To achieve this effect, it is necessary to use egg whites, and beat them beat skillfully.
- The dessert’s texture resembles cake, which does not allow it to be classified as a cookie.
- For proper preparation, use sugar brought to consistency of caramel on the stove.
- In accordance with current norms, gluten-free varieties are available.
- In Jewish families, the macaroon is prepared for Easter.
- Record was set making a pyramid of 8540 macaroons in 2013.
Kids love macaroons with chocolate chips. Do not deprive the kids of fun on this holiday!
When is National Macaroon Day celebrated in 2024?
National Macaroon Day is observed on May 31 each year.