Friday, October 9, 2009

Macaroons!

I end up with a lot of egg whites almost every time I make ice cream. My dearly beloved loves ice cream, so I make a lot of ice cream. I'm guessing you see a pattern here....

So, last night I didn't feel like making a fancy dessert. That wasn't helped any by the fact that some idiot ran my house out of confectioner's sugar. I don't know who the idiot was, but I suspect I'll find her in a mirror at some point. Anyway, I decided some variation on macaroons would be in order. Bear in mind that my house is filled with people who profess to hate coconut, so this had to be a sneaky attack. And, given that I ate two last night, and my dearly beloved ate the last 5 this morning before his coffee had even finished brewing, I'm guessing that these were a success.

WALNUT MACAROONS

3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp almond extract

Beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the extract and sugar. Beat until they stand in hard peaks. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the walnuts and (optional) coconut. Bake at 325F for about 17 minutes, until light gold. Makes about 30.

Look at this little beauty! Aren't you hungry? I am.

Paula, these are safe for your baby. For the rest of us, they're (sorta) low calorie and (sorta) healthy! Enjoy your weekends, everyone!

14 comments:

Paula said...

I. Love. Macaroons! You make everything sound so easy; I've always heard that these are finicky to prepare. Your instructions don't call for any hard steps, so this might just be the recipe for me. My little gal would love the look of these, and I suppose I could share if I had to. :-)

Pam said...

I love macaroons - adding walnuts is brilliant. They look so tasty Marjie.

Mickle in NZ said...

Lovely, lovely, and super airey. Too bad I can't do the shredded coconut. Your dear ones get to have a wonderful desert.

And is so, so good for dear Paula's darling gluten free sweetie. I guess Paula's bigger kids might enjoy, lol and heaps of love to Marjie and Paula.

Home schooling? - try "wathymph" as a word verification. This just isn't a real word!

Channon said...

You do make everything sound so easy! I have a hard time getting dinner for two on the table, and you do SO much more with seemingly little effort.

Nichole said...

I second what Chan said... and those look delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had macaroons, but those look fabulous!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Marjie those are GORGEOUS! I've never made a macaroon in my life. And you slipped in nuts and coconut? Brilliant.

buffalodick said...

Had something similar once, and loved it!

manker said...

i LOVE macaroons.. usually just eat em at passover... .think you just gave me an excuse to make 'em now!!!

gp

Jennifer Bowen said...

You are killing me with all these delectable delights! I can't stop by your blog without my mouth watering. LOL It's 8:51 p.m. and I find myself wanting to go to the store to get some ingredients to make Macaroons. =D

Pam said...

I can't believe I've never made a macaroon. They look sort of easy.

Kitty M said...

Yuuum could just eat a couple of those this afternoon with a nice cup of coffee Marjie! Hope you and yours are all well - Love Kitty xxx

Tatersmama said...

Mmmm... "sorta" sounds good enough for me! I have 3 dozen free range eggs staring at me at this exact moment, so I guess I'm gonna have to make some macaroons!
They look and sound delicious...specially the walnuts part!!!

Grace said...

fluffy pillows from heaven, that's what these macaroons are. excellent walnut usage, too. :)