Saturday, 15 December 2012

Recipe: coconut macaroons



Yes, it is the season of over-eating, yet I do want to make an effort to have (semi) healthy alternatives on the menu.  This is where these adorable macaroons come in handy!  I discovered coconut early in my life and what I like is its natural sweetness.  I always try to find new recipes to include coconut (savoury or sweet).  
So, with no further ado, here is the recipe:




 



Coconut macaroons



2 egg whites
100g sugar
1 tsp vanilla
250g coconut, shredded
2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt


Preheat oven at 160 degrees C at fan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I'm a recent addict to the reusable one).  In a bowl add all ingredients with the order written and mix well.  For forming, you can either drop a spoonful onto the baking sheet, or do as I did:  use an old-fashioned coffee measuring spoon (that looks like a cone) or make other whimsical forms - this is a fun recipe and it's up to you to show your creativity!  Bake for about 12 minutes until edges begin to brown.
Enjoy!






This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.




This is also my entry in the Pin it and Do it:  A Pinteresting challenge, hosted by Trish. 

22 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore coconut too! These look good, macaroons are the best.

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  2. Macaroons are very popular in NYC and your coconut ones look as beautiful as all the fancy bakeries' here.

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    1. Thanks so much - I appreciate this!

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  3. My husband loves macaroons. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. These look great! I need to try to make these.

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    1. I guarantee they'll turn beautiful with no effort at all!

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    1. That means make two batches!

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  6. Macaroons are such a lovely light cookie. These are very pretty!

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  7. Coconut is such a great flavour

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    1. couldn't agree more - wait until I start my Indian cuisine adventures...

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  8. I love macaroons and rarely make them. I'm going to give these try -- maybe for my New Year's Eve party.

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    1. not a bad idea - may even copy it myself!

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  9. They look great - I like the idea of using the coffee measuring spoon.

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    1. I try to use whatever I have at hand - and be creative at the same time. Thanks Mary!

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  10. Your macaroons look so beautiful! Mine are usually quite a lot messier than that, but the taste is the only part that matters (at least, that's what I tell myself when I see a gooey cookie mess). Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm sure yours are delightful - besides, they are arty, not messy ;-)

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  11. I seriously love coconut macaroons and your recipe sounds so easy. Bookmarked!

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    1. they're super easy - good luck!

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