Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Coconut Macaroons

 I've put my weighing scale way under the bed,I wouldn't dare step on it in a long time. About time someone came up with a 'Law of weight gain for mothers' like ' The amount of weight gained by a mother is directly proportional to the number of kids she's had and indirectly proportional to the time she has to do something about it'.This is how my crazy brain works these days :)I don't remember the last time I posted.In fact I don't remember anything,most days I go around like a sleepless zombie .The goal is to get through each day with my two little screamers, who seem to have perfectly inherited my big loud voice(I really pity my neighbours),without losing my cool:) I wonder why our kids seem to exactly inherit the things that we don't want them to.
  I baked these macaroons for Christmas last year. Christmas last year was pretty low key with the heart wrenching floods in Chennai. I'm a big fan of Coconut macaroons and I love these condensed milk ones as they are real easy to make.I also find that the home made ones taste better than the store bought ones ,which are usually a bit too sweet.I complain about weight gain and post about macaroons,Guess I can't think about losing weight until I learn to control my big sweet tooth :)

Makes 20 - 25
You'll Need:
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1/2 a tin(200 g)
Dessicated Coconut - 200 g
Egg White - 1 (large)
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

-In a big bowl mix the dessicated coconut,vanilla essence and the condensed milk,until all the coconut flakes are moist and well mixed.
-In another bowl beat the egg white until stiff peaks form .
-With a ladle fold the egg whites slowly into the egg mixture.
-Line a baking tray with baking paper,and spoon about 1 Tb per cookie onto the tray.Keep them 3 - 4 cm apart.Bake for 18 - 20 minutes at 175°C.Let them cool and store in an airtight container.

-To make dessicated coconut at home,spread finely shredded fresh coconut on a baking tray(lined with baking sheet) and bake at 120°C for 5 - 10 minutes.
-The baking temperature can range from 150 - 175 °C, depending on the oven.

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