Friday, December 3, 2010
Coconut Ice Macarons
A warning about the post ahead... Look out! Pink overload!
I have been meaning to try out this idea for a long time, I tried to make them before I went on holidays but had run out of sugar. Gasp! I know, who does that?
With all my ingredients in order I set out making Coconut Ice inspired macaron, they turned out brilliantly! One bite and I was instantly reminded of the old time pink and white coconut treats.
Once again I used a recipe from the book I Love Macarons, it has not failed me yet. I made two batches of mixture, leaving one white for the bottoms and adding a few drops of pink colouring gel for the pink tops. Instead of vanilla extract I added half a teaspoon of coconut essence to each macaroon mixture. To add to the Coconut Ice look I sprinkled some coconut on to the tops of the pink macarons before baking.
I think these may have just been added to my list for Christmas gift baking.