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.