Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons
My sister Christina writes a fabulous food blog called Scaredy Cat Kitchen. It featuries all kinds of delicious recipes that I wish I had time to follow, accompanied by fabulous pictures, which make me really wish she lived closer than the other side of the Atlantic.
With my Mum visiting to meet our newest addition to the family (Tallulah May Knox) we had a chance to try one - Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons.
Things were a little iffy from the start when we couldn’t find unsweetened coconut flakes - but that was ok, we ditched the sugar in the recipe and used 3 cups of the sweetened instead. The macaroons came out pretty good, if a little more irregular when shaped by 4 year old hands (Ella and Granma did a great job). Our crazy oven which doesn’t have a working temperature gauge, just a thermometer hanging inside that you crouch to see with a flashlight, singed the bottoms, but they still tasted good.
Then we found ourselves short of time, so I thought I would speed up melting the chocolate by using chocolate chips - but the darn things don’t melt properly, just clump together - so our versions have ooogy clumps on chocolate on top rather than elegant drizzles.
That said Aunty Tini, Ella still gives them the thumbs up - quite delicious!
Here’s what they should have looked like!