May 31, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that macaroons are believed to have been around since the 14th century (although some believe it could be as early as the 9th century)?

that macaroons are said to have originated in Venice, Italy in a monastery?

that although there is nothing written down, the thought is that Catherine de Medici's (wife of King Henri II) pastry chef introduced them?

that there were two Benedictine nuns that were called the "Macaroon Sisters"?  The time was the French Revolution and these nuns were looking for asylum.  They began selling their macaroons to help cover their housing expenses.

that macaroons were first made like a small cake?  Ground up almonds and egg whites were the ingredients which gave this treat a hard exterior but a soft interior.

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