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. 
Process:

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.
Enjoy!!

15 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Thanks a ton 4 the lovely comments!

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

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  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.

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

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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

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  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!

    http://ruchikacooks.com

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