Video:Coconut and Chocolate Macaroonswith Rachel Edelman
Have you ever eaten fresh macaroons straight from the oven? Take a bite out of these delightful macaroons, in both coconut and chocolate flavors.See Transcript
Transcript:Coconut and Chocolate MacaroonsHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make your own macaroons.
Macaroon IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups shredded coconut
- melted dark chocolate
Beat the EggsCrack each egg and place the whites into the bowl of an electric stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can use a hand blender instead. Put on the whisk attachment and beat the egg whites until they are fluffy with bubbles and foam.
Mix in Plain Macaroon IngredientsNext, pour in the vanilla and gradually beat in the sugar one tablespoon at a time. Beat the mixture at a high speed until you get very stiff peaks when you lift up the whisk. Now, remove the bowl from the stand mixer and pour in the coconut. With a spoon, mix it all together. Line some cookie sheets with wax paper. With rounded teaspoonfuls, drop the mixture onto the baking sheets.
Make Chocolate MacaroonsFor chocolate macaroons, add melted dark chocolate to the batter before putting the batter on the sheet. Since I'm only using half the batter, I'm adding 1 square of melted dark chocolate to this portion. I'm also going to use a plastic bag to help shape my macaroons. As I squeeze, I'm making cookie-sized drops onto the pan.
Bake the MacaroonsBake for about 20 minutes. Immediately remove from the cookie sheets and put them on wire racks. Allow the macaroons to cool completely and then carefully remove from the wax paper.
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