[Sca-cooks] Macarons

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jul 19 11:45:45 PDT 2010

The differentiation between macaron and macaroon is trhe first is French and 
the second is English.  Both words can be used as general terms for any of 
the various styles of macaroon.  The association of macaroon with the 
coconut variety is that it is the more common commercial form of the 
macaroon in the U.S.  BTW, you most often see them referred to as "coconut 
macaroons."  The coconut macaroon is also called a "congolais" in France.


> I'm not sure that distinction actually exists.
> In French, both are simply "macarons".
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Susan Lin <susanrlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I distinguish between macarons (made with almond flour) and macaroons 
>> (made
>> with coconut - yuck!)

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