Month: May 2022

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National Food Day: Macaron

May 31st is National Macaron/Macaroon Day! Macaron “is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone.” Source A macaroon “is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. The …

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King Cake

Mardi Gras is fast approaching (February 12th), so in order to celebrate, I made a King Cake! “In the United States, Carnival is traditionally observed in the Southeastern region of the country, particularly in New Orleans, Mobile, AL, other towns and cities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on the southeast Texas island of Galveston, and Louisiana. In this region, the king …

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