Do you know the difference between macarons/macaroons? As far as I can work out the French style macarons are multi-coloured and layered together with a ganache. Macaroons, are possibly Italian and are shredded coconut and egg whites. Then we have these Amaretti ones which are ground almonds, caster sugar and egg whites and which according to this cutting are Sicillian – confused? I am. They all taste terrific though….
To me there’s a couple of advantages with this recipe, a. it contains chocolate mousse and b. you can make it a week in advance. When you’re catering for a crowd the trick is to do as much pre-preparation as you can so that on the day/night of the party you aren’t stuck in the kitchen all the time. For that reason alone this recipe could be well worth trying out.