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Mixed Review: Canterbury Naturals Coconut Macaroons

It seems obvious that coconut macaroons should taste first and foremost of coconut. But too often their aching sweetness obliterates any other flavors. One bad experience with a cloying macaroon has led many people to write them off entirely, and that's a shame. Macaroons done right are delicious—light, sticky, and full of tropical coconut flavor. More

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut is kosher for Passover, and coconut macaroons are a cinch to make in the kitchen, so much so that you will never touch those stale Manishewitz things again. The trick: Mix shredded coconut with coconut flakes to get just the right texture. More

'Clean Start': Chewy Chocolate Macaroons

I have to admit that when I see a dessert recipe that doesn't call for sugar, eggs or flour, I am more than a bit dubious; these Chewy Chocolate Macaroons from Clean Start by Terry Walters call for none of the above. But reading down the list of ingredients—coconut, both shaved and milk, maple syrup, almond extract, and chocolate—well, I had a feeling that these macaroons were going to work out just fine. More

Multicultural Macaroons

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] More Macaroon Recipes Vicky Bijur's MacaroonsVanilla-Coconut MacaroonsSaffron-Cardamom Macaroons Macaroons have found themselves in the history of several cultures. Italian Jews like their version because they can make a Passover-friendly version without flour or a leavening agent. Americans... More

Cook the Book: Saffron-Cardamom Macaroons

Macaroons are more common in the U.S. than French macarons. The macaroons that we know start out with a traditional recipe of whipped egg whites and sugar, adding shredded coconut for a pleasingly chewy texture. Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice is a big fan of both maracons and macaroons, and has included this recipe for Saffron-Cardamom Macaroons in her new cookbook. These Indian-spiced macaroons might give Hermé a run for his money. More

Vanilla-Coconut Macaroons

The following recipe is from the July 16th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! There are the dainty French macaroons perfect for afternoon tea and sandwiches. Then there are the... More

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