This bake is a well loved goodie in our family, it can be found in many cookbooks and the vintage recipes are definitely the best.
Going back to my Kenwood Recipe Book c1960 I will be baking something both my grandmothers made time and time again.
Todays recipe is Coconut Macaroons, and if you are looking for something simple with minimal washing up then this recipe is for you.
Laid out on my bench is: 3 egg whites, 2 teaspoons flour, 8oz sugar, 8oz desiccated coconut, vanilla essence (approx 1/2tsp).
Starting off with separating my eggs I beat the whites in my Kenwood mixer until stiff, (don’t throw the yolks away as I have the most delicious recipe using only the yolks – Let me know below if you would like this), lowered the speed to 2/3 and put in my flour. Next to go in was the sugar and I whisked that until it was glossy. Lastly I folded in the vanilla essence and coconut with a spatula.
You will have a lovely bowl of coconut gloss now, I used a paper lined tray for my baking so that I didn’t risk any sticking. I will need to head down to invest in some silicone sheets soon, with all this baking going on.
Drop spoonfuls onto your baking sheet and bake in a fan bake oven at around 160C or just below 180C if you are not using the fan, for around 25 minutes.
I got two trays of pretty decent sized golden macaroons, they have the right amount of crunch on the outside with a lovely chewy coconutty centre.
Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy bake, don’t forget to like and leave a comment if you would like my egg yolk only cake recipe.
Here’s something for you romantics out there, a quick and easy piped shortcake biscuit for Valentines Day.
I chose this one as I had my two helpers joining in today and it was a simple little recipe with only…..3 ingredients! How does that work I hear you ask? Easy as pie, and the result is delicious (I have that on good authority from my two favourite helpers).
We start out with our trusty Kenwood recipe book, circa 1960 and our 3 ingredients; 4 oz Margarine/Butter, 4 oz Plain Flour and 1 oz of icing sugar.
My trusty helper number 1 put the butter into our warmed Kenwood mixer bowl and set it to speed 2 until it was pale and soft. Then helper number 2 stepped up and sifted the icing sugar and flour into the bowl (because he makes the least mess, lol).
When the mixture was combined to a soft dough we put it all into a piping bag with a large star nozzle. I took over at this stage as it needed quite a bit of power to squeeze out onto the tray and I had been working out just for this purpose, kidding.