Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coconut Macaroons



domestic goddess coconut macaroons

Coconut Macaroons from How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson.

I received this book as a gift for my 21st birthday. Who gives a college senior a cookbook? Apparently a friend who knew that I was destined to be a stayathomeista!

Ingredients:

2 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground almonds
pinch f salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or coconut, almond, orange...)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (*not* grated)

Preheat oven to 325.

Beat egg whites til frothy, no more. Add the cream of tartar and keep beating until soft peaks form, this takes a looooong time, so I strongly recommend using a stand mixer for this recipe! Then add the sugar a tablespoon at a time (or so) until stiff peaks form. Then fold in almonds, salt, vanilla and coconut.

Using an ice cream scoop, drop rounded mounds onto a parchment (or SilPat) lined baking sheet.

Cook for 20 minutes until lightly golden.

This makes 8 macaroons, which is not nearly enough, so I always make a double recipe.




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7 comments:

{ Kristen } said...

MMMMMMMM.... Macaroons are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

Sounds wonderful. Yes 8 would not be enough for my family so I think I will double the reicpe as well.
Have a great day!

Candice Moretti said...

Yes please! Coconut is my favorite!

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

Hmmm, maybe I'll have to breakdown and bake with coconut! :0)

Veronica @morningnoonight said...

Macaroons are one of my favorite cookies and these look great! Visiting from 52 Mantels!

Pepper said...

I miss eating coconut macaroons! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Bliss said...

The Devil is in the macaroons, because you can't eat just one.

~Bliss~

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