April 2, 2012

Coconut Macaroons. Kind Of.

Now - no-one faint.  I am going to post a recipe.  I know, long time between recipe posts on the blog at present.  Remember back in the halcyon days of this blog when I posted recipes all the time?  Some of them were even good.  (You can pop over to the country recipe heading under the main title if you want to step down memory lane....)

Anyway - less waffle.  Here is a recipe for kind of coconut macaroons.  I am saying "kind of" because I really don't think they reach true macaroon status.  They are pretenders to the macaroon throne but they are still super yummy and incredibly easy.  I use them if people are coming for coffee or to tart up ice cream and chocolate sauce if I want a quick pudding.

Kind Of Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 cups of dessicated coconut
Preheat your oven to 180 degress celsius.  Line a baking tray with baking paper.  (Lined trays take out that "sticking to the tray" risk which is just a bore and ruins my day.)  Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer.  It will look all crumbly and fall apart a bit.  Don't panic - it is supposed to look like this.  See.

Crumbly White Mixture

Then just shape the mixture into little balls about the size of a big walnut.  Kind of smoosh it together.  It will be fine - I promise.  Pop the balls on your tray and put it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they look nice and golden like my first photo.  

That's it.  How easy is that?  I honestly have to hide these from my family to stop them eating them all before I get a chance to use them for whatever I had planned.

I hope everyone out there had a fantastic Monday.  I am feeling weary so am going to head to bed nice and early.

Take care.

9 comments:

Joolzmac said...

I've had macaroons before but because basically the other 3 members of my family don't like coconut ... I've never made them. They sound yummy with icecream and your chocolate sauce!

Joolz

The Distressed Mother said...

Looks yummo. Hope you've rested and recovered from your Monday!

TDM xx

Deb said...

Oh boy, I love easy recipes. I'm definitely giving this a try:)

Deb said...

I love an easy recipe and this fits the bill - 3 ingredients, 15 minutes baking! I'm definitely trying this one:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great recipe, and another good lunchbox idea! I'll be making these when I can remember to buy the coconut... I also make a similar thing - it's basically a meringue recipe like this one, but instead of adding coconut you use your favourite toasted muesli (ie breakfast cereal). I laughed at 'halcyon days' - when you went offline for a while I remember combing through the recipe section of the blog and taking screenshots of all the recipes I hadn't tried - just in case I couldn't access them anymore! Suzx

Jodie (aka mummaducka) said...

Yummo, do you whip up the egg and sugar into a merigue or just all in together?

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks everyone. Jodie you just whip it all together. Ridiculously simple. A recipe I have had for years - I think it was in a magazine ages ago.

**Anne** said...

Hello, Just discovered your blog via Maxabella and anything with the word farm in it leaps out at me. I grew up on a farm in the wheatbelt of Western Australia so I've been enjoying reading through archives. I live out in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne now, but manage to visit the farm twice a year which is heavenly.
I love macaroons, hope yours are well hidden.
Anne

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

these are just too easy!!! x