If you are planning to buy French Macaroons online, you are one of the lucky people who has discovered the amazing taste of this French/Italian confectionary. Before you start feasting on these delicious treats, it would help if you knew what exactly you were getting. Here’s a brief overview of everything you need to know about Macaroons.
The Macaroon finds its origins in the early 8th century when it was a popular delicacy in Venetian Monasteries. The recipe travelled with Catherine de Medici when she moved to France during the renaissance and brought along her pastry chefs. The recipe was enjoyed in both Italy and France since then but it really gained popularity when in 1792, during the French Revolution, two Carmelite nuns started to bake these pastries and sell them as a way to make their living. The nuns became known as the ‘Macaroon Sisters’ and the popularity of the recipe made it a staple of French diet that exists till present day.
The original Macaroon was made out of ground almonds or almond powder which is mixed with icing sugar. Egg whites that have been beaten to a meringue texture are combined with this and they are baked till they rise. They are normally left out to dry for up to 4 or 5 hours to give them a dry and crumbly texture. In the 1830s, the trend to serve Macaroons with a jam, spice, or liqueur filling started. This led to the ‘Paris Macaroon’ which is the most popular type of Macaroon today and is served with buttercream, jam, or panache as a filling.
The Macaroon is popular all over the world with every region having its own flavors and little twists to the recipe. As making a perfect Macaroon is considered very hard, bakers normally stick to the original French or Italian recipe with minor adjustments made just to add flavors according to their target customer. The Macaroon only became popular in the US recently and since then it has taken the culinary world by storm. Some of the popular flavors include Exotic Banana, Raspberry Hibiscus, Lemon-Yuzu, Coffee, Hazelnut, Praline, Dark Chocolate, Tahitian Vanilla, Salted Caramel Buttercream, Sicilian Pistachio, and Apricot Passion-fruit. Some flavors that were developed specifically for American audiences include Coconut, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cinnamon, Strawberry Cheesecake, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Oatmeal Raisin.
If you are looking for a dessert shop in SF that can satisfy your Macaroon craving, you’ve come to the right place. Tout Sweet not only offers many delicious flavors of freshly baked Macaroons but also make getting your hands on them much easier. You can simply order online and get the Macaroons delivered to anywhere in San Francisco. In addition to tasty Macaroons, you could also go for other confectionaries including cakes, puddings, and cookies to name a few. Each product is freshly baked daily so you will always get the freshest, best-tasting Macaroons.