Monday, 23 January 2012

PETITE EGGLESS COCONUT MACAROONS

In case you have been wondering why I have been missing in action since my last post, here is the ‘why’. My daughter has been having her exams so I was busy helping her with her studies. Besides that, I have been busy trying to make my macaroons work. After four failed attempts I finally managed to make nearly perfect (I guess they are nearly thereJ) eggless macaroons. 



If you remember, I had mentioned in one of my previous post about my macaroon fiasco. They had gone all mushy and burnt. Since then, I have been trying to work on them off and on. My daughter had given up on me and told me to stop dreaming about them day and night. I have this tendency that if something doesn’t work out for me in the kitchen, I stubbornly pursue it till I am able to achieve the desired results. So, now I know four ways how not to make/bake a macaroon!! ;-)

Here is how I made these macaroons.

100 grams condensed milk (sweetened)
1 heaped cup shredded coconut (I used fresh one)
1 tbsp scant, refined flour
2 tsp scant, semolina (I used it coz I ran out of refined flour but it worked perfectly well)


Line the base of a baking tray with parchment paper and grease it well.
Mix all the ingredients together to make a thick batter.
Pre-heat the oven at 170 degree C.
Drop a spoonful of batter on the baking tray 1 inch apart.
Bake for 10-15 minutes keeping an eye on the macaroons.
Remove them from the oven once they start becoming golden brown at the edges and top.

Note: In case you feel that batter is thick, add 1-2 tsp of milk. Or in case it looks runny, add a little bit of refined flour to it.
Note: I baked the macaroons on the top most rack of the oven using only the lower coil for heating and once they were done, I shifted the baking tray to second bottom shelf and used the upper coil to give a little goldenish touch to the macaroon tops.
Note: I did not use sugar since my family prefers mild sweetness. You can use 2-3 tsp of sugar if you like the macaroons sweeter.
Note: Keep a regular eye on the macaroons. It doesn’t take them much time to get burnt! You know your oven best, so adjust the time and temperature accordingly.


Suggestion: Some people do not like the aroma/taste of condensed milk, for those you can use a few drops of vanilla essence or perhaps green cardamom powder.
Suggestion: Bake a single macaroon and if it comes out well, go ahead with the rest of the batch (updated on 25th Jan 12')
Suggestion: Serve them drizzled with nutella for extra yumminess!!!!!


Yield - 16 little macaroons

34 comments:

  1. awesome....ll try ths recipe soon....

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  2. Thanks for all the effort in trying to perfect these. It looks like all the work paid off, these look amazing. I have never made them before and this post is very inspiring. Also, delicious idea with the nutella drizzle. Delicious post!

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  3. Fantastic recipe - LOVELY flavors - a really special treat I'm looking forward to tasting!
    mary x

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  4. Thanks for popping by my blog!! I of course had to stop by yours to see what yours looked like:-) and the pictures on your blog are amazing! Those little macaroons looks delicious! I have never baked macaroons, but I have to try very soon:-)

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  5. They look nicely baked. I have never tried with condensed milk but the egg whites one with no flour does get little brown colour.

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  6. What perseverance, and it looks like it really paid off. They look delicious and love the nutella drizzle.

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  7. What a great recipe!! I like that they are egg-less. I use a condense milk with dessicated coconut to make something we call coconut toffee (similar to barfi) made on the stove top. I like that you baked these and made them a little crispy around the edges. Well done and hope your daughter's exams go well. ~ Ramona

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  8. Iresistible macarons,bookmarking!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  9. Thanks so much for the kind comment and follow. I love your blog, also. These macaroons, in particular, look lovely and are one of my favorites. I have not tried these but think I will have to do so soon. I'm looking forward to seeing your other recipes.

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  10. YUMMY! It has been ages since I last had coconut macaroons! Thanks for reminding me of these delightful treats!

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  11. Looks delicious.

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    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! Looks delicious & nice presentation too. Thanks for visiting me and for your nice words :)

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  13. I hope your daughter's exams went well!! These look so fabulous - worth all the effort!

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  14. These look great, and so much easier to make than traditional. I love macaroons but, like you have had some mishaps so i'll have to give your recipe a try!

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  15. I am so glad you were stubborn in your pursuit of the perfect macaroon! These look scrumptious! I am a huge coconut fan...and I especially love these drizzled with chocolate! : )

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  16. I don't think I have ever made this version of a macaroon before! They look so tasty, and so cute! Can't wait to make some soon!

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  17. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful thoughts. They are appreciated each time from the bottom of my heart :)

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  18. Thank you for posting the egg less recipe of macaroons. I will try it and tell you my result.

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  19. Simply amazing! My sister is always asking me to find eggless recipes, so I'm definitely gonna try your lovely macaroons! I hope the exam session was successful for your daughter! :)

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  20. An egg-less macaroons...now that's something really special.

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  21. These look delicious! I don't think I can make a macaroon let alone an eggless one!!

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  22. macaroons look fabulous
    hope you can join the tea time snack event

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  23. Macaroons have come out perfectly! Looks so tempting too! Hoping to see your participation for my ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

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  24. I love coconut macaroons! Yours look perfectly baked! Yum!!

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  25. I'm a big fan of coconut. I'll bet these would be great with a cup of coffee!

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  26. i love coconut macaroons.. i think i can make this with some creamy cashew cream! love that top shot and the colors!

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    1. What a great idea Richa! Looking forward to your version coconut macaroons :)

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  27. Oh no! You got me started to crave coconut macaroons! You know I don't bake...so I usually get these delicious coconut macaroons from this bakery...and I just passed by today wondering if I should get some, but I told myself I'm good and just skipped. Now I'm not sure anymore... I need to go back and get some. Yours definitely look delicious. I need coffee and this for the weekend! I love your macaroons!

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  28. I love these little treats and I have a whole bag of coconut left from the holidays with which to make them. Love it when that happens!

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  29. even im that way, wont give up unless i get the recipe right! i dint know u could make macaroons without eggs, this looks great :)

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