Sunday, 7 November 2010

Coconut Macaroons

What do you do if you're hungry, there's nothing pre-prepared to eat, you don't want to spend ages making something, and you only have limited ingredients in the house?

Why, you make coconut macaroons of course. Provided that your limited ingredients include an egg, dessicated coconut and sugar...


Really fast and really simple this one.

You will need:

- 1 egg
- 125g dessicated coconut
- 75g caster sugar
- Icing sugar (optional)

Simply crack your egg into a bowl and give it a wee whisk.

Chuck in the coconut and sugar and work it with a wooden spoon until it comes together nicely. Should be fairly sticky.

Form little balls with a metal spoon and put them on a baking tray lined with paper. Put this all into the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes. The balls will flatten out a little and should turn a deep golden brown.

Optionally you can glaze the macaroons with icing once they've cooled.

I made seven with the above quantities, but you should manage ten if you're a wee bit more conservative!


Coming up:

- That bakewell tart I promised.
- Currently looking at an 'alternative' Christmas dinner. Lots of details to sort out and research to do first though!


  1. These have to be my favourite tea-time snack, never realised they were so simple to make! Cheers for posting

  2. that's great! love to see other people baking up delicious coconut macaroons like danny macaroons..!

  3. Thanks for the comments folks - just noticed them now. Made my day to know that other people are reading this.