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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Decadent Dessert Recipe: Limey Coconut Macaroons

Refreshing.  Sweet.  Beautiful to look at.  Everything you look for in a dessert recipe.  But wait, is it easy as well?  You bet!  Why can't everything so good be so simple?

I have heard that your body craves what it is deficient in.  If that is the case, based upon the recent trending of my recipes, I think I need to go somewhere tropical.  Coconut, Lime, Pineapple, Cilantro, and Bananas have become staples in my kitchen as of late.  That is the conclusion that I have come to.  I need a tropical paradise vacation... and badly.  Thankfully, I can satisfy at least a portion of my deficiency in the kitchen, here in Louisiana.  That will have to do for now.  I am forever grateful for my love of cooking.


This recipe was adapted from a Coconut Macaroon Recipe by Bakers Angel Coconut. It is a refreshing twist to the standard Coconut Macaroon. Also, these were a delightfully complimentary dessert to the Cod with Soba Noodles in a Spicy Tomato Ginger Broth that was served as a main entree. 

Do not worry your sweet-loving little souls.  The "What's For Dinner Wednesday?" recipe will be sure to satisfy your curiousity!  The recipe for Cod with Soba Noodles in a Spicy Tomato Ginger Broth will be accessible here this Wednesday.  Yes!  So stay tuned.

But for now, I will follow the rule of Dessert First.  So to begin my reversed order of cooking, eating, posting, and yes, thinking, here's the recipe for Limey Coconut Macaroons.  Don't wait, go ahead and make them now.  You will still want to bake them again on Wednesday after you taste them this once.  My friends, one time will not be enough.  Now that's a promise.

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RECIPE:  LIMEY COCONUT MACAROONS

Serves:  8 (if everyone has only one - yeah, yeah right!)

Nest Essentials:  A Baking Stone (or baking sheet if you don't have one)

Nifty Gadgets:  An old fashioned style Ice Cream Scoop

Ingredients:


2 1/2 Cups Shredded Sweetened Coconut
1/4 Cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Flour
Zest of 1 1/2 small Limes
1/8 tsp Salt
2 Egg Whites
2 tsp Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 tsp almond extract

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Method:

1) Preheat oven to 325F degrees

2) In medium mixing bowl, combine Shredded Coconut, Sugar, Flour, Lime Zest, and Salt

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3) In a small mixing bowl, whisk together Egg Whites, Lime Juice and Almond Extract.
4) Add the Egg Mixture to the Coconut Mixture and combine.

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5) Using a small ice-cream scoop or tablespoon, place scoops of coconut mixture onto baking stone (or you can use a baking sheet).
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6) Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes until the macaroons become a speckled golden brown and set.

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And here it is, the beautiful little thing!  Next time I'm dunking the bottom in melted dark chocolate (my favorite, Ghirardhelli 60% Dark Chocolate Chips.)

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Just a little taste of Tropical Paradise!
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Limey Coconut Macaroons: Simple N Sweet


4 comments:

Carolyn said...

They look yummy! I love how you make the recipes interesting and very easy to understand. I still haven't made any of them, but I enjoy reading them and fantasizing about how it would be to enjoy cooking. :)

Lisa Avant said...

Oh they are, very much so. Even if you haven't made any of the recipes, at least you know where to find them!

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Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

These look delicious! :)

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