2 cups coconut
1 cup caster sugar
2/3 cup cornflour
Glace cherry halves to decorate
Pre-heat oven to 180
Line baking tray with
Mix first five ingredients together well. Place
dessertspoonfuls onto baking paper. Place a half
cherry on the top of each.
Bake for 10 - 12
Makes around 20
depending on how big you make them.
This is one of those
recipes where you really need to listen out for your oven
timer bell. Macaroons can easily spoil if left in the
oven for even 1 - 2 minutes longer than needed.
Early Spanish explorers called
coconuts coco, which means "monkey
face" because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut
resembles the head and face of a monkey.
Nearly one third of the world's population depends on
coconut to some degree for their food and their economy.
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber,
vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional
food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its
nutritional content. If you are
really interested in further information on the medicinal
aspects of coconut this site is well worth checking out -