Sweet and nutty, and that’s just the macaroons!
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1. Have you eaten a macaroon? Did you like it?
Oh I have, many a time. They’re a holiday treat for me, but holiday as in vacation, because a vacation is a holiday here in the UK.
Do I like macaroons? Why yes, yes I do. I’m like my mother there, I nibble around the edges and eat the soft middle part last, always. A good thing is to be enjoyed over time, no?
2. Do you prefer a coconut macaroon or the original almond paste version?
I’ve not had an almond paste macaroon that I know of, but I love Italian cuisine so I might have to get a recipe and try baking and eating some, you know, for science… Food science. Yep.
3. Have you made macaroons? Share your recipe if you’d like.
I’ve not made macaroons, but I’ve made coconut kisses which are kind of similar to coconut macaroons. Basically, mix about 600g desiccated coconut with one 400g can of condensed milk to a firm dough (add more coconut if the mixture is too soft) and use your hands to shape the mixture into 1-inch balls (bigger if you’re feeling generous). Place them into petit fours cases, top each ball with a quarter of a glacé cherry and bake at gas mark 4 for about 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden on top. My Grandad used to love them.
4. To jazz up a basic macaroon–egg whites, sugar, and coconut–which of the following will you add? a. chocolate b. fresh fruit or fruit preserved c. candy d. cinnamon
a. Chocolate. Definitely chocolate. Mrs Crimbles’ coconut macaroons sold here in the UK are drizzled with dark chocolate, and they’re wonderful. Sweet, nutty, a little bit dark and very naughty… hey, what?
5. Would you rather eat a macaroon or macaron?
Gah! Decisions. I’d say coconut macaroons are a love, but then pistachio macarons are just so damn interesting and I need and want to buy more, again for science. Zero possibility that I just happen to love them too. Absolutely zero.
I thnk the macaron wins by an edge here, as long as it’s pistachio.