Thursday, July 17, 2014

Coconut macaroons

In my cookbook you can totally mess up two things (or maybe more), a banana bread and a coconut macaroon. Coconut Macaroons should be differentiated from the French Macaroons which look divine and are on my to do list. The French Macaroons are based on ground almond meal and of course the Coconut Macaroons are based on sweetened coconut flakes. They even look different!! Look at those beauties!

 
 
 

Having said that, Ina from FN made my macaroon dreams come true by coming up with the simplest and delicious recipe to make them. Thanks Ina!
Ingredients
  • 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or two teaspoons. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and serve.

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