Macaroons or macarons?
I grew up with macaroons. My mum use to make them, little coconut, crunchy biscuits. just the right amount of crunch and lots of coconut. I remember my mum brought me some to the hospital when I had my baby (yes, I remember what I ate 23 years ago!)
Then along came Master Chef and everyone was talking macarons! Macaroons seemed to be forgotten. That one little ‘o’ was gone and a whole other biscuit was on everyone’s lips. Literally. I tried macarons. I tried them multiple times. I really tried to like them. I wanted to be like all the cool kids who had their favourite colours and their favourite flavours and their favourite places to buy their favourite macarons. I even tried them in Paris, surely if they are going to get macarons right anywhere it would be in Paris! But, alas, it wasn’t to be. I just couldn’t get my taste buds to agree with the rest of the world.
But, I love coconut macaroons. Little coconut biscuits, with just the right amount of crunch and lots of coconut. and now with jam! Raspberry and (superfood) chia jam.
And you don’t even need to be a master chef to make them. You may want to double the recipe as they will go quickly! Well, if I’m around they will.