It was extremely hard to find a recipe. Unsweetened coconut? Condensed milk? Sugar vs honey? Use a double boiler? As my first time making these, there didn't seem to be a single recipe that looked the same and all of those pictures looked so delicious. I decided to be a little daring today and take a bit for each to make it my own. Haha, the taste is good, just sweet enough, but the texture, on the other hand, is a different story. It does have the nice crispy outside and somewhat soft inside.. but it's a flaky dry type of inside. I'm not sure how macaroons are supposed to be. It feels like it's missing something to bind it together. Look for yourself!
|Inside a baked macaroon.|
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
2 2/3 cups of medium unsweetened coconut flakes (or shredded, it's the same I think)
1 tsp vanilla
1. Beat eggs until you get soft peaks.
2. Add sugar & vanilla and whisk until well combined.
3. Fold in coconut.
4. Refrigerate for half and hour, I think this step's optional, but I like to do so since it makes it easier to work with later on.
5. Preheat your oven at 350F and bake for around 20 minutes. This recipe yields around 18 macaroons, but it'd really depend on what size you make your balls.
If I'd have to remake these, I'd definitely add some flour or something to bind it all together to make it denser. It's too coconut-y for my liking. Maybe if I dipped them in chocolate it'd make it better. Chocolate is always good.