Italian Macaroons vs. French Macaroons - what's the difference?

Italian Macaroons vs. French Macaroons - what's the difference?
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...ground blanched almonds, egg whites & sugar.  Biggest difference is the texture.  The French macaron is pillowy and slightly crunchy, whereas the Amaretti, when made true...

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*
Early records indicate they originated in Venice during the late Renaissance period (mid 17th century) and was the creation of Francesco Moriondo, pastry chef at the court of Savoy. Amaretti biscuits have been a part of Italian patisserie for hundreds of years. The Lazzaroni family have been making amaretti biscuits since 1719, and...

A Variation on Tiramisù

A Variation on Tiramisù
If you needed further tempting to purchase our Amaretti, we're happy to help! Here's a great idea recently posted on www.epicurious.com by Ignacio Mattos The crunchy almond cookies replace soft smushy ladyfingers for a welcome twist on the classic dessert. 8 servings INGREDIENTS 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 3...