Posts Tagged ‘Coconut Macaroons’

Tasteful Tuesday: Coconut Almond Macaroons

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

We’re celebrating the indulgent coconut macaroon today for National Macaroon Day, but we highly recommend whipping up several batches to serve this summer and for special occasions. Almond extract is the special ingredient in this macaroon recipe; it goes great with the toasted coconut flavor and, if desired, chocolate drizzled on top.

Coconut MacaroonsWhat You’ll Need:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pinch of table salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • Melted chocolate (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the egg whites, almond extract and the salt on a medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Add the sugar about 1 tablespoon at a time while beating at a high speed until stiff peaks form. Continue until mixture is glossy.
  4. Fold the coconut into the egg mixture. Drop the mixture with small spoon onto the prepared sheet, spacing each drop about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes (coconut should be browned). Dip into melted chocolate or drizzle chocolate over the top. Enjoy for up to five days.

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Favorite Macaroon/Macaron Recipes

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

It’s National Macaroon Day! Although this particular day doesn’t seem to have deep importance in the life of a macaroon, we’re celebrating anyway with a round-up of some irresistible macaroon recipes. We’re also including one for the French Macaron, for more experienced or adventurous bakers. Enjoy!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Perhaps the easiest recipe in the books, this Coconut Macaroon Recipe from Once Upon a Chef gives you the choice to add a chocolate bottom or not. You can also drizzle the chocolate on top of the finished macaroons if preferred.

Coconut-Apricot Macaroons

For an added fruity flavor, these Coconut-Apricot Macaroons from Martha Stewart are also relatively simple to make and include an extra delectable flavor to impress guests, family and friends. We would avoid adding chocolate to these, but to each their own!

French Macarons

French Macarons

The infamous French Macaron is a little more complex to make, but not impossible! This version from Allrecipes.com lays out great instructions on whipping up this delightful treat.

Macaron vs. Macaroon

The best way to tell these apart, besides their appearance, of course, is flavor. Macaroons will always be coconut flavored, whereas Macarons can have virtually endless flavor possibilities. Nads’ Bakery offers more information on the differences in these treats, although both are exceptionally lovely.

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