The coconut macaroons were good…..are good….yes, there are still some left!
(Lauren, I did give some to the guys working on my fireplace )
However, I have to have a lot of self-control….I love coconut!
yes, I had to eat one as soon as they were cooled!
See that little empty spot?
They got a little more toasted than I would have liked, but they were still good!
The recipe was really easy….
1 bag of coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
(mix all that in a bowl)
In a separate bowl add
2 egg whites
(whip with electric mixer until stiff peaks form)
Then fold egg mixture into coconut mixture and drop by tablespoons
full onto cookie sheet (use parchment paper or silpat mat otherwise you’ll
end up with a sticky mess)
Bake at 350 for approximately 25 minutes….I cooked both cookie sheets at once
and rotated them half way through the baking time. I had them on the convection setting,
so if I did it again in the convection oven, I think I would bake them at 325.
Let cool and then dip the bottoms in melted chocolate if you wish or drizzle chocolate on top.
I thought they were pretty darn good just plain and cooled.
Will keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 weeks…..yeah, like they will ever last that long here
at my house!
The fireplace is finished…..so glad to have the “hole” filled in….YAY! Isn’t it nice to have a
project completed…..whether you’re the one who completed it or not?!
It used to have burgundy tile, and it just didn’t feel like “us”.
This is the same slate that we have in our kitchen.
Pic of old fireplace surround…..
The original plan was to have some iridescent lime green tile….I spent a lot on
it (the tile) and then it turned out horribly and I had them rip it out….I didn’t take pictures of
all of that, because it was rather heartbreaking
I also stopped by the library to return a few books, so I couldn’t
resist picking up a few more to have in the wings.
I’ve really been on a reading spree lately….it’s just such fun to escape
to an entirely different world for a while.
Time standing still…..have you noticed that?
When you are reading or hooking or doing something you love, time seems to stand still
and then you look up and you’ve been doing what you love for hours?