Tuesday, July 1

Coconut Macaroons

I thought I got this recipe from 101Cookbooks.com, but I can't find it. I only have a printout.

:: several seconds pass ::

Ahh. I found it. I searched online for key words in the printed recipe that I have: "coconut macroons tedious 32" and it popped right up as the first result. This recipe doesn't use any flour, and the macaroons are a wonderful combination of crunch, sweetness and chewiness, all rolled up into one bite. I plan to make them again!

Coconut Macaroons
(or, Rochers à la Noix de Coco)

9 ounces unsweetened dried coconut flakes
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar (I use unrefined cane sugar)
a fat pinch of salt
3 medium egg whites

Makes about 32.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the coconut, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the egg whites and mix them in with a fork.

Scoop out rounded tablespoonfuls of this mixture and shape them into pyramids with your fingers; if you find this too tedious, simple balls will do.

Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until golden at the edges. Let set on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

The rochers will keep for a few days, stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love macaroons, and those look great. I often dip mine in chocolate. Do you use parchment paper for a lot of things? I often find myself substituting wax paper for parchment paper...
-Maureen

Alicia said...

Thanks for commenting! Chocolate would be delicious...my mom has done them like that.

I actually forgot to use parchment with this recipe...and had a time getting them off the tray. I do like parchment though, and try to keep it in stock. It seems to peel away a little easier on desserts in a spring form pan, but I'll have to try wax paper to see how that fares.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try your recipe as I wasn't real happy with the ones I made at Christmas. I used my Sil-Pat most of the time, don't use parchment paper nearly as much, especially since I got a second one for my birthday!! Sil-pats are wonderful for anything that might stick!!!
Mom

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try your recipe as I wasn't real happy with the ones I made at Christmas. I used my Sil-Pat most of the time, don't use parchment paper nearly as much, especially since I got a second one for my birthday!! Sil-pats are wonderful for anything that might stick!!!
Mom

Alicia said...

I forgot about my silpat...I'll definitely use that next time.

modkidboutique said...

YUM! I love anything with coconut but unfortunately my hubby does not. I'll have to make this when he's not around. hee heee