Wednesday 9 January 2019

Coconut Maccaroons

This is a delicious & easy recipe and very useful when you are making something else that calls for egg yolks only (like custard) as it requires egg whites only! The ingredients: 1+1/3 cups dessicated coconut; 1/3 cup sugar; 1 oz flour; 1/8 tsp salt; 2 egg whites; 1/2 tsp almond extract; 1/2 cup chopped almonds; candied cherry halves or whole almonds for decoration.

Mix dry ingredients together then mix in wet ingredients.

Form little balls of the mix and place on lightly greased cookie sheets, slightly fllattening from the top. NB the balls don't really hold together well, but they bake together!

Decorate each maccaroon, before baking, with candied cherry halves or whole almonds. Bake at 325F/160C for about 15 mins (until lightly browned).

This recipe usually makes about a dozen but this depends on how big or small you make your balls from the mix. Every New Year's Eve, I have these as a nice treat with the chocolate fondue, but these are delicious plain or you can drizzle some chocolate on them after being baked. Enjoy!

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