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. 28th February 2016 / 9:22 am

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

    • 28th February 2016 / 4:52 pm

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

      • 28th February 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! 🙂

        • 28th February 2016 / 7:10 pm

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

  2. 28th February 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.

    • 28th February 2016 / 4:54 pm

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

  3. 28th February 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 …

    • 28th February 2016 / 4:54 pm

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

  4. 29th February 2016 / 8:48 am

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

    • 29th February 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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