New and exciting baking recipes coming up. I am very fortunate to have a great friend that happens to be a chef. Once a year her and I set a day aside, put on our aprons, bring out all the sugar and flour and the baking begins.
It is such fun baking with someone else. Double the treats, that for sure. But most of all is the motivation to do it and lots of laughter and fun.
This year I wanted to change things up a bit and I will be introducing to you a couple of new recipes. And of course, I will be making my regular, I cannot live without, Canestreletti too.
First one is Coconut and Sesame Seed Macaroons. Soft and chewy with a fantastic sweet bite. Did I mention that they are gluten-free? Yes, and so easy to make. Make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy those golden little morsels.
Coconut and Sesame Seed Macaroons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2540Calories from Fat 1809
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 149g931%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Preheat oven to 325F. Line one of two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the egg whites until frothy but no more. Add the cream of tartar and whisk again until soft peaks start to form. Whisking all the time add the superfine sugar slowly. Continue to whisk until the peaks hold their shape and the white are shiny.
Fold in the sesame seeds, almond flour, salt, vanilla extract and coconut. The mixture will be sticky but should hold its shape when clumped together.
Use your hands, or two teaspoons if you do not want to get too messy, form mounds and place them on the prepared sheet, spacing them well apart. Your mounds should be 2 inches in diameter.
Bake the macaroons in the oven for up to 18n minutes or start to turn golden. Keep an eye on them as they burn fast. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.