Coconut & chocolate macaroons

Coconut & chocolate macaroons

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Makes 12

A delicious macaroon with the tropical taste of fresh coconut

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
206
protein
2g
carbs
30g
fat
10g
saturates
7g
fibre
2g
sugar
26g
salt
0.03g

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 200g coarsely grated fresh coconut (about 1 coconut in total)
  • 150g bar dark chocolate, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff then gradually add the sugar, whisking continuously until thick and glossy. Sift in the flour, then fold into the egg whites with the coconut until completely combined.
  2. Using an 8cm pastry cutter, squash spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper or silicone plastic sheets – you may need to do this in two batches. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden around the edges and just starting to brown on top. Leave to cool, then transfer to a rack.
  3. While the macaroons are cooling, melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a pan of hot water and leave to cool slightly. Cover the smooth side with chocolate and leave to set in the fridge. The macaroons will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2007

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sharonplym's picture
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I changed it slightly I used 4 egg whites to 200g caster sugar and 4 tbs flour and 100g desiccated coconut it made them really nice and more like a chewy in the middle mallow biscuit and very more ish I need to make some more they did not last very long in my house :)

deano1984's picture
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My mixture was all dry and crumby so I added 2 tea spoons of water to make it stick if I had known at the start of the recipe I would have put in 2 egg whites :D

frenchtot's picture

I will def use 2 egg whites next time as a bit dry with one but kids still loved them!

lisacliftonwilliams's picture
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i used two egg whites and found this worked well, getting 18 macaroons. i tried the suggestion of dried cranberries in half the mixture. . absolutely delicious. Iwill definately be cooking these again and again..

jojo2210's picture

Also used dried coconut and it certainly needs more moisture! Will try again with 2 egg whites!

Eleraa's picture

Had to use a tiny amount of milk to make the a bit more moist, but very yummy!! Happy faces all round.

sanmiguelita's picture
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Just made these and they were delicious! Based on previous comments, I changed the quantities a little by using 2 egg whites and 100g sugar. I also used packet coconut and Dairy Milk chocolate. Thanks - will def make these again.

xmorpheus's picture
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Definitely needs more than one egg white for the amount of sugar involved. I had to add 2 just to get the mix to work. I'd cut down on the sugar next time also, but easy to make. Used packet coconut as fresh coconut not easy to come by round here but that seemed to work fine.

derekgarn's picture

would agree this mix is dry, its usually about 4 egg whites to 200g sugar, so would cut down on the sugar a bit.
could also add some golden syrup and so dried chopped cranberrys

poliachi's picture
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Quite nice will use less sugar next time, couldnt be bothered to use fresh coconut used packet and only used 100grams which was all i had in the house.I liked the sugestion using syrup might try that next time.

redros's picture
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I had to use 2 egg whites, but very pleased with the results.

homemadesoup's picture
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Very sweet. Coconut took a long time to skin and grate. Would use food processor to chop this next time.

sarah1234's picture
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i used packet coconut - although a bit dry when baked everyone seemed to love them - i would use milk chocolate and perhaps some golden syrup ( little ) to keep moist next time

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