Italian Macaroons vs. French Macarons - which should you buy?
The often colourful sandwich, filled with a ganache is the French Macaroon or Macaron. Italian macaroons - also known as Amaretti, share the same base ingredients of ground blanched almonds, egg whites & sugar - but the biggest difference is the texture.
The French macaron is pillowy and slightly crunchy, whereas the Italian Macaroon Amaretti, when made true to tradition contain a lot more almond flour, about 50% per macaroon, making it a deliciously dense and chewy treat with the added benefits of more nutrients and protein because of the high almond content.
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