Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Marvelous Macaroons

I was very delighted when Champa had sent me 2 of her baking cookbooks all the way from US around 2 months back. Although I had bookmarked quite a lot of recipes to try from them but had been postponing it till today. All these while I was trying to keep my calorie intake in control!!

Well, since it had been a while since I had baked something new, my hands were literally itching to bake. So, finally I decided upon these 'Marvelous Macaroons' from the book '101+ Hurry -Up Cookie Recipes' sent by Champa. They really turned out 'marvelous'. To be honest, I have never tasted a macaroon before, but, I was happy with my results. The recipe given in the book was for about 40-42 macaroons. So, I scaled it down proportionally to get 12. However, my macaroons turned out to be slightly bigger than those shown in the book's picture.

Needless to say, I am sending these to Champa's Bake-Off and Baking from a book#4 this time being hosted by Ruchikacooks
 I used:

1/3 cup finely chopped/crushed tinned pineapples.
1/2 cup condensed milk.
1/3 cup dessicated coconut.
2 tbsp margarine.
2 tbsp chopped almonds, toasted.
1/2 tsp lemon zest.
2 drops almond extract.
1/2 cup+2 tbsp AP flour.
1/2 tsp baking powder.

Makes around 12 no. 

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Drain pineapples well and place them in a large bowl. Add milk,coconut, margarine, nuts, lemon zest and almond extract. In a small bowl combine flour and baking powder. Beat into pineapple mixture until blended. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 mins or till lightly browned.
Garnish with whole almond, if desired. Store in covered container in refrigerator.


  1. I am drooling looking at the last picture !!

  2. Beautiful macaroons...Loved all the clicks and the recipe too is so nice...

  3. Wow, these look amazing. I am glad you tried some from the book. Thanks for the entry to both the events.

  4. Wow..nice macaroons....looks very yummy

  5. Thanks a ton 4 the lovely comments!

  6. wow..simply gorgeous...tempting,tasty n yum

  7. Jyoti, they look delicious and how tempting. As you used kind of a bookmarked recipe from a book for this, please feel free to enter for my "bookmarked recipes - every tuesday" event.

  8. wow jyothi those macaroons looks awesome ...beautiful clicks too ..yummy


  9. im just drooling here...yum yum !!

  10. Jo, these Macaroons look delicious. Thanks for sending them to the event. It is so nice to cook from champa's book to send for the event nah!



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