Macaron

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Macaron
Parisian-style macarons (vanilla flavour)
Parisian-style macarons (vanilla flavour)
Alternative namesFrench macaroon
TypeConfectionery
Place of origin France
 Italy
Created byPierre Desfontaines or Claude Gerbet.
Main ingredientsCookie: egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder, food colouring
Filling: buttercream or clotted cream, ganache, or jam

A macaron [1][2][3][4] is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food colouring.

The macaron have been introduced in France by the Italian chef of queen Catherine de Medici during the Renaissance. Since the 19th century, a macaron is shown with a ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. It is moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in different flavours (raspberry, chocolate) to (foie gras, matcha).[5]

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  2. "Definition of macaron". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. "Definition of macaroon in English". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. "Definition of macaroon". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. "Macaron". Dessert Eater. Archived from the original on 2013-08-11.