National Chocolate Macaroon Day
National Chocolate Macaroon Day is observed next on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 (248 days from today).
Each year, National Chocolate Macaroon Day celebrates a tasty treat.
National Chocolate Macaroon Day is celebrated on June 3rd every year. Chocolate macaroons are a popular dessert made with chocolate, icing sugar, egg whites, and nut decorations. Marzipan is available in a wide range of flavors but chocolate macaroons are still an undisputed favorite of everyone. A rich, creamy chocolate brownie is an instant mood booster and deserves a special day of celebration! Days are celebrated at bakeries, cooking schools, and even at home.
History of National Chocolate Macaroon Day
A macaroon is a small cake or cookie. The main ingredients in macaroon are almond flour, egg whites, and powdered sugar. Flavors are added according to personal preference. Some dessert lovers add shredded coconut, condensed milk, and ground nuts for extra flavor. The macaroons are baked on rice paper that can be eaten in the oven.
It is believed that macaroon originated around the 8th or 9th century in a monastery in Italy. They were introduced in France in 1533 when monks from the monastery joined King Henry II's pastry chef. Several centuries later, two Benedictine nuns named Sister Marie-Elizabeth and Sister Marguerite sold macaroons to pay rent during the French Revolution.
Their macaroon became famous in the French province, and the sisters became known as the 'Macaroon Sisters' throughout Europe. Desserts have now become synonymous with French cuisine and today some of the best macaroons can be tasted in France. This dessert is also very popular in European, Asian and Latin American countries.
We have Esther Levy to thank for popularizing the great American macaroon. In 1871, Mrs. Levy published the "First Jewish-American Cookbook". She originally published this recipe in the pastry chapter because there was no cookie chapter. However, this is understandable, since the texture of a marzipan is not the same as that of a cookie. It was soft and slightly chewy, more like a cake than a cookie. However, the portion just eaten is definitely like a cookie.
Macaroons deserve to be celebrated and recognized for their unique characteristics. Coconut was substituted for almond meal when the first coconut trees planted in Florida began to bear fruit. So marzipan isn't just a small favorite, but they're also an early exercise in the locavore movement, eating local produce.
National Chocolate Macaroon Day celebrates chocolate's distinctive rich and nutty flavor and encourages sweet tooth lovers to try it out. Chocolate macaroons are best with a cup of tea or a glass of white wine.
Some truths about Macaroon
- They are not of French origin
The French marzipan may be the most loved, but the dessert doesn't come from here - the first macaroons recipe came from Italy.
- It is often confused with French macaroons
Macaroons are often confused with the popular macaroons, and although they have similar ingredients, the two candies look vastly different, although some people use these terms interchangeably.
- It has less calories than other sweets
A cupcake can contain up to 600 calories while a macaroons have around 70–100 calories!
- Macaroons are available in exotic flavors
Macaroons are also available in a variety of exotic flavors like wasabi, foie gras and Cheetos!
- It is popular with the Jews
Marzipan became popular and loved by the Jews due to their unleavened nature, which meant they could be enjoyed during the Passover period.
How to celebrate National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- Make some macaroons
Look up an easy recipe for chocolate macaroons online and try making some at home. Make sure you have eggs, chocolate, almond meal and icing sugar in your pantry before starting your quest.
- Enjoy some chocolate macaroons
Head to your nearest pastry shop and treat yourself to delicious chocolate macaroons. Remember to bring some home so you can help yourself even after National Chocolate Marzipan Day is over.
- Post on social media
You can take pictures of your favorite chocolate macaroons and post them online with the hashtag #NationalChocolateMacaroonDay. Also don't forget to post a picture of the macaroons you baked during the day!
ObservedNational Chocolate Macaroon Day has been observed annually on June 3rd.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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