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Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons

Celebrate Chocolate Macaroons day with our favourite recipe. 

Chocolate Macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons. Celebrate Chocolate Macaroons day with our favourite decadent recipe packed full of delicious coconut and almond flavours and lashings of chocolate coating.

Chocolate Macaroons

World Chocolate Macaroon Day June 3rd

The word Macaroon comes from the Greek word ‘makaria’ which means content or pleasure. The almond Macaroon is an Italian invention from the 17 th Century. Macaroons can come in two forms
coconut or almond. Coconut macaroons tend to be the more clumsy, drops of egg white and coconut, and can be flavoured with chocolate cherries or just kept plain. An almond Macaroon tends
to be more flatter, more sophisticated and sometimes sandwiched together.

 

Raspberry & Chocolate Macaroons

Makes 12

4 egg whites, medium eggs

100g icing sugar, sifted

100g ground almonds

Few drops almond essence

100g dessicated coconut

35g freeze dried raspberries, roughly chopped

 

Chocolate Coating

250g dark chocolate

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (fan bake 150°C). Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper. Whisk the egg whites until stiff I a large bowl. Gently fold in the icing sugar. Stir in the ground
    almonds, almond essence, coconut and raspberries. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes until pale golden. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Add oil and stir well to remove any lumps. Allow to cool slightly and then dip each macaroon into the chocolate. Turn upside down
    with chocolate on top to allow to rest.
  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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