Actually I intended to attempt macarons first, but, somehow got sidetracked and ended up baking macaroons instead .
What is the difference you ask ? well , macarons- is made of egg whites , almond meal and sugar and looks like a macaron , that is , if you are lucky 😉
Macaroon- is made of egg whites , coconut flakes and sugar. you don’t have to be lucky with this one , they just turn out to be this incredibly soft and chewy macaroons even on your un -lucky baking day !
Recipe adapted from Penny Shawana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 165° (365 F).
Line a baking tray with baking sheet (parchment paper )
In a small bowl, combine the coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla; mix well.
Drop spoonful of coconut mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 165° (365 F) for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Bake time and temperature may vary depending on your oven . to avoid burning , rotate the tray to ensure even baking.