Friday, May 25, 2012


Coconut Macaroons

One thing that I've found common between Appan and Jobin is their liking for the candybar, Bounty. I completely, wholeheartedly hate it...so does Amma and forget about Ritchie boy! I have no idea how people can relish it.At the same time, I am a big fan of Lamingtons and I must say it's only because of Jobin that I've started liking them and now I like them so much that I wait for his birthday every year so that I can make it.

Coconut Macaroons
I am also known for scraping the coconut topping from Puttu and the coconut stuffing from Idiappam. Nevetheless I like a good coconut macaroon! If that coconut macaroon is dipped in chocolate, it's even better! I found it funny that it almost tastes like Bounty but I hate Bounty! Ack! It's way too confusing! :-)

Coconut Macaroons

When I'm in a good mood or when we run out of our daily quota of a sweet bite, I ask Jobin what does he want me to make next. His standard answers include Jalebi, Bavarian Cream Torte,Coconut Macaroons, Madeleines, Boondi Ladoo & Kalakand. Recently he asked me why I haven't been baking French Macarons and my immediate reaction was,'Do you like it that much?' and he said,'Yes!'.

Coconut Macaroons

So I started saving up egg whites to make some French Macarons for him but in the end I though I'd surprise him and bake some coconut macaroons instead! The confused Gemini soul was torn between the French & the American treat so when he called home from work, I popped the question to him and all he said was,'You chose.' Alright! Macaroons it is! I need to make something new :-)

Recipe source:Taste of Home
Makes 15 nos.

1 1/3 c dessicated/flaked unsweetened coconut
1/3 c sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 egg whites (no need to whisk or beat)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Method: Pre-heat the oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together coconut, sugar,flour & salt. Add the whites and vanilla to it and mix well. You will have a nice soft dough. Spoon them onto the baking sheet using a teaspoon and bake for 20 mins or until golden brown (I wanted little conical macaroons and hence the shape).Let them cool completely on a cooling rack and then ,store in airtight tins.

Coconut Macaroons

These were really really good! Crisp on the outside, soft, moist and slightly chewy in the centre. I don't think you can find an easier recipe than this...it's very simple to make! So the next time you have a guest on a short notice for tea/ coffee, you can whip up a batch of these and while they are baking in the oven you can go get ready to welcome your guest :-)


Unknown said...

This was the recipe I was looking all these days :) Thanks Ria :)

Jobin said...


Shobha said...

This is a very easy recipe..Macaroons look super delicious..I have bookmarked it.

Tia said...

Oh this looks so yummy! You know I love these coconutty things...coconut laddoos, these coconut sweets you get in goa....Hope I have the patience to make this some day soon.

Vidhya said...

This sounds so easy and looks delicious I am sure gonna try this.

Priya Suresh said...

Quite addictive and yummy macaroons..

Mahi said...

Coconut Macaroons are my favourite! I always use sweetened coconut flakes for the macroons. Your recipe sounds simple n yum! Will try it soon!

notyet100 said...

I feel like picking one.

s said...

her ria...is is ok to use freshly grated coconut for this..cant seem to find the other variety..

Ria Mathew said...

S, sure you can! The baking time may change by a few minutes or so. If possible, dry the freshly grated coconut in a low temperature (160 C) till dry...but don't let it change it's colour. That way, you can make dessicated coconut at home :)

Unknown said...

Hey Ria,

I have posted the pics of these yummy macaroons on my blog.
They were as heavenly as you promised :)...
Thanks a lot for sharing this super simple and yummy recipe!!!


Anonymous said...

I tried making coconut macaroons but they developed cracks when baked. Would you know the reason why it cracks? You have a beautiful blog and excellent recipes. I will be a frequent visitor here.
Sridevi Ravi

sutha said...

Is it possible to make without egg can you please let me know

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