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Coconut Macaroons

What is it about shredded coconut, that just makes me think of snowflakes. Could it be its crisp colour of  whiteness of each shred, maybe it’s the softness as you bite into a ‘sweetie’ and shreds of coconut fall cascading from your bite, maybe it’s the softness of it’s touch and it’s melting texture in your mouth.  snowflakes-graphicsfairy006a[1]

august 2012 051 These wonderful  Coconut Macaroons are delicate and soft, smooth and melt in your mouth. So delicate are these Coconut Macaroons that you’ll forget how many you’ve had. They have a touch of honey ‘sweetness’ and a chewy soft coconut centre.

Downloads45 Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

4 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups shredded coconut

pinch of salt

2/3 cup honey, slightly melted, 30 secs in microwave oven

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to moderate temperature of 190°C.

In medium bowl, combine coconut, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir in honey until well combined. In another bowl beat egg whites until firm peaks form. Fold in coconut mixture, add the cream of tartar. Using an ice cream scoop this is your measuring tool, keeping all the sizes equal. Scoop the coconut mixture onto a prepared oven tray lined with oven proof paper.

Bake for 10 –15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool.

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Delicate golden droplets of golden honeyed coconut…

Enjoy!

Yvette…x

7 Comments

  1. This may be an unpopular opinion but they can keep their Oreos. Give ma a macaroon any day! “Golden droplets” is right, Yvette. These could not look any more enticing.

    • A little bit of simplification on the photo styling shots this time. I’m admitting that these coconut macaroons have all disappeared, I’m trying to catch up with all the baking I’ve been doing and the experiments in the kitchen!! I’m ready for another batch to be made soon! Yx

  2. I never thought about the comparison to snowflakes – yet isn’t the wording on the bag something like that? Snowflake (or is it just flake) coconut? And you do make these sound/visually and verbally as though I can taste them. Yum.

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