How come macaroons (Coconut is GOAT btw) aren't more popular? I feel like these could easily become a memefood like cupcakes.
They're in supermarket bakeries and small bakeries where I live, but people don't seem to sperg out over macaroons like they do with cupcakes or donuts.
I'm just saying that most people, when asked "what are your top 5 fav types of cookies" will not include macaroons in their answer. Macaroons are overdue for their 15 min of fame right?
Because some italian genuis thought it would be a good idea to name their creation with one extra letter than their more popular french counterpart, macarons.
So whenever anyone hears the word macaroons, they usually assume it to be macarons.
If macaroons wanted to become popular, they should change their names to something less retarded so people wont get confused when they hear its name.
Type in macaroons into google and look at the google pics, Most pics will be of the macaron and not the macaroon, so thats why macaroons should probably change their name to something else.
How about "carajito" the name for them in Spain.
Or what about "congolais" - the French name. I really like conggolais. I think they'd be way more popular if they stuck with this name.
German here, these are a Christmas cookie staple.
Hazelnut macaroons are good too.
macaroons are easy af
- 5 egg whites
- 350g powdered sugar
- 450g powdered hazel nuts (pic related)
- 60 wafers
- 250g whole hazel nuts
beat the eggs while adding the sugar and the powdered nuts
put heaps of the mass onto the wafers and put a whole nut on each one
bake at 160°C for 20min
some people add curd for making them softer
Oblaten in German, wafer is the word leo.org told me. It's really nothing more than edible paper. I don't know if they are available where you are, but you can also just ditch them - they add nothing really and the mass holds together fine without them too.
Ah, it's a paper... thanks!
I think I'd just try the mix on my silpat silicone baking sheet.
Regular almond macaroon seems to never stick to the silpat, so I see no problem if I cannot get the paper baking wafers.
in english they're both called macaroon, but the french ones are usually called macaron because that's the french term for it.
also the french macaron is a special type of macaroon and if it weren't for the pinterest memery nobody would give this much of a shit about this specific type of macaroon
cupcakes/donuts/macarons are popular because they have lots of different flavor types and combinations
Macaroons are just piles of shredded coconut, so the only people they're popular with are coconut lovers and Jews