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Coconut Macaroons

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  • Time preparation 10 minutes
  • cook time 30 minutes
  • Serve Serves 20

One of the hardest sweet things to find and easiest to make is the good old coconut macaroon. We love the combination of dark chocolate and sweet coconut – perfect for dipping in your tea!

Recipe taken from Max’s Picnic Book by Max Halley and Benjamin Benton (Hardie Grant, £16.99) Photography © Louise Hagger
  • 400g desiccated coconut
  • 250g condensed milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps melted dark chocolate, for drizzling (optional)

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas 2) and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Place the coconut and condensed milk in a large bowl and stir together until combined; the coconut should be moistened but not overly wet.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and salt together until they hold stiff peaks, then gently fold into the coconut mixture.

When completely combined, scoop out tablespoonfuls of the mix and gently roll into balls, then place on the prepared baking tray, giving each one a gentle press with the palm of your hand to flatten it slightly.

Bake the macaroons for 30 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before drizzling with chocolate (optional) and eating (not optional).

Ingredients

  • 400g desiccated coconut
  • 250g condensed milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps melted dark chocolate, for drizzling (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas 2) and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Place the coconut and condensed milk in a large bowl and stir together until combined; the coconut should be moistened but not overly wet.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and salt together until they hold stiff peaks, then gently fold into the coconut mixture.

When completely combined, scoop out tablespoonfuls of the mix and gently roll into balls, then place on the prepared baking tray, giving each one a gentle press with the palm of your hand to flatten it slightly.

Bake the macaroons for 30 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before drizzling with chocolate (optional) and eating (not optional).

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