Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mandy's Macaroon's

Macaroon's are a confection I over indulge in every holiday season.

The perfect mixture of coconut and chocolate is heavenly.

I want to share with you a few variations of Macaroon Recipes to try.

Let's [of course] start with drinks...

Macaroon Martini

  • 6 parts Vodka

  • 1 part Chocolate liqueur

  • 1 part Amaretto

  • Mix with ice in shaker. Serve in chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

    Now Eagle Brand has a recipe on the can that I have used and enjoy, though adding different items can spice it up.


  • 3 packs of 200g Flakes Coconut

  • 1 can 300ml of sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

  • Melted Chocolate *optional*

    Mix all ingredients together. Drop onto wax paper on baking sheet. [I use an ice cream scoop to keep them round as possible for chocolate dipping later] Bake for aprox 12 minutes at 323F/160C. Remove once edges brown. Place on cooling rack. Recipe makes aprox 4 dozen. You can also add a tblsp of sour cream if you choose. I have seen recipes use this and have done it before, it just gives it a thicker consistency.

    I like to dip them in melted chocolate after they cool. If you choose this option simply melt chocolate in microwave (you can over hot water but if water or steam gets into it it will streak). Then dip cooled macaroons into chocolate and place on wax papered baking sheet and put into the fridge to cool/harden.

    So yummy!

    I will add photos later today as we are making a batch for Christmas now.

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