Macarons or macaroons?
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With the infinite number of desserts available all over the globe, it may be hard to keep up with all the names. You know what makes it even harder? When the names are difficult to pronounce.
You want to order that coffee cupcake from your neighborhood bakery, just remember that there is no 'x' in the word "espresso", so pronounce it as "es-press-oh". If you've heard of a Napoleon, the French pastry, you probably know it's also called a mille-feuille, pronounced "meal-foy" by the French. If you ever wanted a slice of mascarpone cheesecake, remember to pronounce it as "moss-car-poe-nay".
In the same way, there are plenty of food items with names that have tricky spelling. Think you've got a good grasp on the way popular desserts are spelled? Test yourself with this interesting quiz! Pass and continue enjoying your banana cream pies and caramel cupcakes. Flunk this and you will never get to take a bite of a chocolate chip cookie ever again.