Easy Organic Coconut Macaroons. Perfect treat for unexpected guests.

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Why we Love it: 

  • Coconut rich
  • Simple to make
  • Tasty above all! 

When I was in high school, there was a local café offering all sorts of sweets, bites and (mainly unhealthy) desserts.  Every time I passed by my eyes would go straight into the juicy, extra-sweet coconut macaroons, cleverly displayed at an eye-level in the window.

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 One coconut bite costed around 50 cents, which is a lot for a high school student saving for an MP3 player (remember MP3 players, anyone? ). So, I used to treat myself a macaroon every once in a while (read 3 times a year).

When I got married (and learned how to cook) I tried replicating my beloved childhood coconut treat and here’s the result.  I spent less than 30 min (baking included) preparing these delightful tastiest. Naturally, they quickly into the best go-to treat for unexpected guests (and hangry toddlers of course).

INGREDIENTS 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Separate egg whites from egg yoks. Set egg yolks aside in a separate bowl*.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. That would give the macaroons the much needed air-yness.
  3. Add coconut shreds and sugar and gently (wet hands/ice cream scooper) form tiny coconut bites.
  4. Lay them on a piece of backing paper .
  5. Preheat oven for 10 min. Bake on 180 C until golden yellow (around 12 min in my oven).

*Recipe Details:

  • Do NOT press the bites while forming them, as air gets out -> macaroons become dense and yucky (believe me, I’ve been there several times)
  • I’ve initially tried to add the egg yoks, but the macaroons turned too brown.
  • You can use the Egg Yolks to prepare our Favourite Vegetarian Tart – no food waste needed.

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