These were series about English kids having adventures and solving mysteries. But as well as this, these kids spent a lot of their time eating. They were always off to the dairy to have "ices" (aka ice cream) and orangeade or ginger beer, and in winter they'd have hot chocolates and macaroons. Ohh, these mysterious macaroons! They always sounded so delicious and gooey and I always wondered what they were. Back in February, when flicking through my mum's amazing cookbook to find a rumball recipe for Dad's birthday, I found a recipe for macaroons, and scribbled that down with the intention of making "sooner or later". Well, I feel like six months later may fall into the heading of "later", but at least it finally happened this weekend!
I usually bake Sunday afternoons with the intention of taking leftovers to work the next day to share with my team. The recipe yielded 12 biscuits, and between Kai and I there were none left to take to work Monday!
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup coconut
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. (Note: Or look frothy!)
Graduakky beat in the caster sugar and continue beating until the sugar has dissolved.
Fold in the coconut and vanilla essence.
Drop teaspoons of mixture onto greased oven trays, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
Source: Mum's amazing cookbook