Saturday, April 7, 2012

Choc Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

I remember coconut macaroons being a favorite of my Dad's.

A coconut macaroon is a type of macaroon most commonly found in Australia, the United States, the The Netherlands and Germany, and is directly related to the Scottish macaroon. Its principal ingredients consist of egg whites, sugar and shredded dried coconut. It is closer to a soft cookie/biccie than its meringue brightly coloured cousin, and is equally as sweet.

You will need...

4 egg whites
200 grams of caster sugar
300 grams of desiccated coconut
Grated zest of 1 large lime
100 grams of plain chocolate melted

You then need to...

Pre-heat oven to 180C

Mix the egg whites, caster sugar and desiccated coconut together with a fork to make a soft paste. Stir in the lime zest. Shape into small mounds on baking paper on baking tray then bake for 12 minutes until just very lightly browned. When cool drizzle with melted chocolate. These will keep for up to 1 week in a cake tin.

Makes approx 16

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Jan said...

How yummy they will be. I will ask the girls to make some. I love these biscuits but have not had them for years. I won't be able to eat much but 1-2 shouldn''t do harm.

Thanks for your continued great posts

Debbie said...

These look yummy! Will have to give the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Shug said...

I really do love these things, and they love me too! gonna sure try your recipe...

Kimmie said...

Do try them girls they are delish ;]

Lisa said...

I have all those ingrediants in the cupboard so will give them a whirl tomorrow! Thanks!

Catherine said...

After looking at these wonderful macaroons, it's hard to think about eating my slice of multi-grain toast! How boring! Haha!

Wishing you a fantastic week Kimmie!
xo Catherine