Coconut Macaroons

I was looking for something super easy and super quick for this week’s bake as my ankle is still not 100% so I had a flick through my Hummingbird Bakery book and came across Coconut  Macaroons; not to be confused with the French macaron, a macaroon is a small light biscuit which has a crunchy outside and a soft inner.

What you need: IMG_1921

12 1/2 fl oz sweetened condensed milk
12 1/2 oz desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
Melted chocolate (optional)

Makes approx 24 macaroons

 

What you do:
Preheat your oven to 160°c and line 2 -3  baking trays with greaseproof paper.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the condensed milk, coconut, and vanilla extract. I did this by hand, and it does take some mixing with all that coconut. I probably only needed to use half the ingredients as this amount makes so many.

Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Coconut Macaroons

Then carefully fold into the coconut mixture. Spoon the mixture onto  the prepared baking trays – roughly 1 tablespoon per macaroon, spacing about 3 – 4 cm apart.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Coconut Macaroons

Allow to cool and drizzle over melted chocolate and drizzle over the top as desired.
Coconut Macaroons

These turned out really well, having very moist soft centres. But you’ve got to be a coconut lover as they do take some chewing!

Until next time, Happy Baking!

10 Comments

  1. February 28, 2016 / 9:22 am

    This is the first macaroon recipe I’ve seen with condensed milk. They must be super sweet! 🙂 I love macaroons.

    • February 28, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      I’ve not made them before so all new to me. What would you use instead of condensed milk? 🙂

      • February 28, 2016 / 5:57 pm

        Just sugar instead. That with the egg white binds it all together. Some recipes use a bit of icing sugar, but I just use ordinary caster sugar. The condensed milk would make them moister and probably more gooey/chewy… I guess! 🙂

        • February 28, 2016 / 7:10 pm

          Yes they were, hard to imagine combining all that coconut without the milk to be honest 🙂

  2. February 28, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Oh my gosh! When I saw the headline! Coconut is my very favourite food so I will be trying this recipe soon. Thanks so much.

    • February 28, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Glad I could be of service 🙂
      Hope you enjoy them! Do let me know how you get on…..

  3. February 28, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    These look fab Lindsay. OH detests coconut but I definitely would 😀

    Sorry to hear your ankles isn’t healed. Hope you’re resting …

    • February 28, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Coconut is a bit like Marmite…either love it or hate it 🙂

  4. February 29, 2016 / 8:48 am

    These look delicious! I adore condensed milk, so this recipe really is perfect in my eyes 🙂

    • February 29, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      It’s a bit of an acquired taste isn’t it…I was genuinely surprised at how sticky it is 🙂

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