While their origins are uncertain, some culinary historians believe that macaroons can be traced to an Italian monastery. The word “macaroon” comes from the Italian word, maccarone, meaning paste. It is a small sweet cake [...]
[frame align="left"][/frame] Originating in France, Madeleines are very small sponge cakes made with genoise cake batter. Their distinctive shape is acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions.