Saturday, April 10, 2010

Coconut Macaroons

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I made these macaroons as holiday treats last Christmas, but they're simple and tasty enough to be baked and enjoyed all year long. I started out with this recipe but ended up making a couple of changes along the way to give the macaroons a hint of Indian flavor.

Ingredients :
(For approximately 10 macaroons)
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut (I got mine from the Indian grocery store)
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
Salt
1-2 Tbsp milk
¼ tsp cardamom powder


Method:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Grease well and set aside.

Mix the coconut, condensed milk, cardamom powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add a splash of milk (just enough to bring the sticky mixture together) and mix well.

Drop mounds of the mixture (each about 1 tablespoon) onto the baking sheet at least an inch apart from each other.

Moisten your fingertips with water and shape the mounds into little pyramids on the baking sheet. (Dip your fingers in cold water every now and then if the mixture gets too sticky to handle.)

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (start checking after 15 minutes) or until the edges and tops start turning brown.

Cool completely before removing from the foil. I found this a little difficult to do even though my foil was greased well, but in the end I did manage to get them all off without them breaking or cracking.

19 Burps:

Parita said...

Oh wow thats so simple to make! thanks for sharing, those macaroons are lovely!

s said...

wow these look great..have a dozen coconut at home ...so guess what im making next!

TBC said...


Parita- yeah, pretty simple! :)


S- Let me know how the macaroons turn out for you if you do make them. They kind of taste like our coconut burfi. :)

tasteofbeirut said...

Lovely macaroons and such an easy and doable recipe!

aquadaze said...

wow, these sound very easy to make and are much easier to make than coconut burfi! Great for a quick treat when the craving for something sweet strikes.

WizzyTheStick said...

I like the unusual shape of these macaroons

TBC said...


Tastofbeirut- thank you!


Aquadaze- They're easy to make and come together very quickly- just have to make sure that the tray/sheet is greased well, though.


WizzyTheStick- I just "pinched" the tops for this look. :)



Laavanya said...

That must be nice and caramelized! Looks very delicious.

TBC said...


Laavanya- thank you.:)

Maaya said...

this looks amazing. im sure it so sweet an yummy

Nags said...

i rem amma making these when i was a kid :)

Fathima said...

these macaroon look great.. so easy to make as well...

Maaya said...

i like this recipe i made a different kind of macaroon but this one looks real good. the Coconut adds alot of taste,

thanks

sharikahline said...

i think this is genius! :)

M D said...

hey ur macaroons look so fabulous! I want a bite from it for sure!

Recipemom said...

wow this looks os good. i love cocnut!

Srivalli said...

Oh those macaroons look very tempting...hope things are fine your end..no updates!

TBC said...


Maaya, Nags, Fathima, Sharikahline, MD, Recipemom & Srivalli- Thank you all for visitng.


Srivalli- yeah, everything's fine- we moved to a new home recently and I was busy with a lot of things. Blogging was the last thing on my mind. Thank you for checking in on me. :)

Spice Rack said...

Oh I love Macaroons, my auntie used to made this but she made it like a little cupcake. Thanks for the post, its very nice and it made me remember my aunt.

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