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Violet’s Coconut Macaroon

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  • 3 free-range egg whites
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) superfine sugar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 150 grams (2 cups) dry, unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 150 degrees celcius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the egg whites, sugar, salt, honey and coconut in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Stir the mixture continuously until everything is dissolved and it just begins to scorch on the bottom. The key to getting these macaroons just right is to stir the ingredients in the pan until they begin to dry out.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Let the mixture cool completely, then use an ice cream scoop (about 1/4 cup) to scoop out 12 even macaroons, and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden and set. Let the macaroons cool completely before peeling off the paper.

Makes 12 macaroons

Tip: The key to getting these macaroons just right is to stir the ingredients in the pan until they begin to dry out.

Source: Leon Cookbook

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Amaretti (Italian macaroons)

Amaretti
  • 500g almond meal
  • 1 3/4 cups (400g) caster sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 30 whole blanched almonds
  • 30 red glace cherries, halved

Makes 60-70, so you can halve this recipe

Preheat oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place almond meal, sugar, egg whites and vanilla essence in a large bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place on the trays. Press a blanched almond into the top of half of the biscuits and a glace cherry into the remaining balls.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden. Set aside to cool slightly on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: www.taste.com.au

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