macarons VS. macaroons

MACARONS:













"A macaron specifically refers to a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, then filled with buttercream or fruit spread. The delicate treat has a crunchy exterior, and a weightless interior with a soft ending that's almost nougatlike in its chewiness. To add to the confusion, it's often called a French macaroon."

MACAROONS:


















"In contrast, the word macaroon is a generic phrase that is applied to a number of small, sweet confections. Mostly, the term is equated with the the moist and dense coconut macaroon, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, piped with a star-shaped tip, and often dipped in chocolate. The coconut macaroon, or congolais, as it's known in France, is frequently served during Passover because it contains no flour." - YUMSUGAR.COM

I've had my share of Macarons, but I would NOT eat a Macaroon. Why? Well, because I hate coconuts! One of the best places to get a Macaron is at Bouchon Bakery in Las Vegas and Pacific Bakery in Westminster, CA.  Bouchon's  is more expensive but a lot bigger.  Pacific Bakery's is smaller and cheaper but with a lot of flavor and the textures are to DIE FOR. 

I always have to order a Pistachio Macaron or Earl Grey.  The Raspberry at PB was legit!
Raspberry Macaron

Pistachio Macaron                                                                                                                                     









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