They are light and simple treats that can easily become an addiction. Macaroons, as it's about these irresistible desserts we are talking about, represent a savoury delight, with a soft interior and crunchy crust. Put your culinary skills to the test trying this delicious macaroons recipe and get ready to play with flavours and colors!
It is said that the first macaroons were made from almond paste and egg whites, and from here the name of the cookie which comes from an Italian word meaning 'paste', 'maccarone'. Some historians claim that macaroons have their roots in Venice, during the Renaissance, while others say that these delightful biscuits can be traced in France, back in 1533.
Still, regardless their origins, macaroons remain a mouth-watering, delicate and lovely treat that allows you to have fun while cooking. Make the most of your culinary skills by adding different colourings and flavour extracts such as chocolate, coffee, coconut or fruits. For the chocolate macaroons replace a quarter of the icing sugar with cocoa powder.