Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Coconut Macaroons


I did a little baking at the weekend and as well as making a chocolate & banana cake I made these Coconut Macaroons which we haven’t had for ages.  Mmmmm! They were lovely and very coconutty.  Obviously not very good for the slimming but as they say “a little bit of what you fancy now and then!”  If anyone wants a go at making them, they are dead easy and here is the recipe:

Coconut Macaroons
Makes about 18 - 20

12oz dessicated coconut
12ozs castor sugar
6tbsp cornflour
6 egg whites – depending on size of egg (if eggs are large you could cut this down to 5)
glace cherries

Whisk egg whites with mixer in bowl until creamy, then gradually mix  in with wooden spoon the sugar, cornflour and coconut.  Mix together well.  The consistency should be fairly sticky but not runny, if it is, just add more coconut.

On a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Spoon 6 piles evenly spaced out in a fairly round shape.  Place a cherry on top of each Macaroon.  Bake in oven at about 180c for about 20- 25 minutes or until lightly brown and fairly firm to the touch.  Let them cool down on the baking sheet, then once cool place on cooling rack.

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