Macaroons [Moved from Tristate]
I have a great recipe -- easy too. Let me know if you want it.
Nanny's Macaroons (my friend's grandmother)
4 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
scant t vanilla
1 lb coconut
1 T matzo meal (flour is okay if not concerned about Passover)
mini chocolate chips (optional)
Beat egg whites 'till stiff. Mix in remaining ingredients. Grease and flour cookie sheet (matzo meal if Passover). Drop from tablespoon onto cookie sheet. Bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
These are light and fluffy and delicious!
Check out this interesting article about macaroons/macarons (like i said, I just recently discovered the difference!), and for some yummy pictures.
"The basic formula for a French macaron is more or less the same wherever you go: two small almond flour-based cookies, usually no more than an inch and a half in diameter and usually sporting attractive colors and added flavor essences, encasing a thick and creamy filing of often - but by no means obligatory - corresponding flavor and color. The standards, available almost anywhere, are things like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, pistachio, lemon, and raspberry."
My favorite food blogger has some photos of macarons from her trip to Paris:
I think the recipe (while DELICIOUS sounding) that you gave is for macarOOns, which I love and know well. I'm looking for macarOns. I will definitely try your recipe though!!!
What a fantastic set of pics-thanks for posting it!! I was just in Paris and ate myself sick on macarons. My favorite display was the single macaron on a pillow at Lenotre.
If you are interested in making macarons you definitely have to check out this thread-it has a wealth of information as people try various recipes and techniques: