Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holy Macarooni

While thumbing through Ferran Adria's cookbook, The Family Meal, I was rather taken by one recipe in particular.  Among all the dishes laid out in the book, this one I knew I could do.  And though it required baking, a skill I am still developing, I was certain it couldn't be that hard.  The appeal and the confidence came from the fact that this recipe was only three ingredients long.  They say good things come in threes.  

Recipe for Coconut Macaroons (Makes 15):
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • scant 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Mix the coconut and sugar in a big bowl.  Beat the eggs with a whisk and stir the eggs into the coconut mixture.  Mix with your hands until even. Use your hands or a teaspoon to shape the dough into walnut-sized balls.  Bake for 13 minutes or until slightly golden.