If you’re looking for something to munch on for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are a few sweets that start with M. These include macaroons, millefeuille and madeleines.
Macaroons are a delicate, colorful treat available everywhere. They are made with a moist almond meringue and filling. Most macarons are filled with ganache, buttercream, jam or curds. These cookies have become a popular dessert, especially during Passover.
The name “macaroon” comes from the Italian word for paste. It was first made as a single cookie and resembled an almond meringue cookie. Later on, two shells were stuck together, giving the cookie its signature shape.
The oldest known macarons are from the 17th century. A recipe for the cookie was reportedly submitted by a baker’s apprentice. Some of the older macarons, however, are actually from French regional varieties.
One of the most popular macarons is the chocolate macaron. The pastry is typically filled with chocolate buttercream. But they also come in many other flavors.
Lemon meringue pie
Lemon meringue pie is a classic dessert that is easy to make. It is a blend of sweet, fluffy meringue and creamy lemon filling. The filling is a simple combination of beaten egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice.
You can serve this pie warm or cold. However, this delicious treat is best served right after it has been baked. This gives the filling the chance to set. If you wait too long, your pie might become soupy.
To make lemon meringue pie, you must use a pie crust. In addition, you must beat the egg whites to get them frothy. You also need to add sugar and cream of tartar. A pinch of salt is also recommended.
When the filling is ready, you can spread the meringue over it. Don’t forget to use the back of a spoon to do this. Using the spoon will give you nice peaks on the meringue.
If you’re looking for a decadent dessert, you should try a millefeuille. This cake is made with layers of puff pastry and pastry cream. It’s usually served with whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream sauce, or with a variety of fruits.
Several varieties of the dessert are named for the letter M. Some people think that the name comes from the Italian city of Naples. But there’s also a German speaking area of Switzerland called Cremeschnitte.
Millefeuille has a smooth, creamy taste. Traditionally, it’s made with three layers of puff pastry and two layers of pastry cream. A final layer is topped with either almond paste or custard. In Italy, it’s commonly called a mille foglie.
While the origin of the word millefeuille is unknown, it’s probably related to Italian or Polish cuisine. According to Alan Davidson, it may have derived from a pastry known as Szegediner torte.
Mike & Ike candy
Mike and Ike candy is a fun, fruity chewy candies. These candies have been a hit with kids and adults alike for over seventy years. The name is not clear but it is speculated to have been inspired by a comic strip or song.
Mike and Ike candies are available in a variety of flavors including lime, orange, cherry, lemon and strawberry. There are also some varieties that are gluten free.
Mike and Ike Original Fruits are chewy and packed with fruity flavor. They are a great pick me up! Besides being tasty, they are also good for you.
Mike and Ike candy is made without animal products. It is also a pareve (non-dairy) candy. This makes it a great choice for those who are looking for a snack that does not contain dairy, egg, or gluten.
Madeleines are petite, light cakes that are made from flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. They are often served as an accompaniment to tea or coffee. Often, they are decorated with confectioners’ sugar.
Madeleines are a traditional French dessert that originated in the Lorraine region of France. They have a distinctive scallop shell shape. Although the exact origins of the madeleine remain unknown, several legends center around the female character named Madeleine.
It is said that in the 17th century, a farmer from Commercy, France, created the first madeleines. The story is unclear, but some claim the chef was named Madeleine Paulmier, while others attribute the patronage to the 17th century cardinal Paul de Gondi.
The best way to serve them is to eat them fresh. But, if you need to store them, they are best kept in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for a quick treat.