Love and Confections: February 2014

February 28, 2014

Coconut Macaroons

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With all the coconut baking in my kitchen, it might as well be coconut week. This is one of those recipes that I have made hundreds of times, yet have never actually posted it. Why? Because they get eaten before I can actually get a good picture. I don't like when that happens, but it means these are really good!

As a bonus, this recipe is really easy and fast (yay for nap-time baking!) With only three ingredients, there is no reason you can't whip up a batch yourself. This recipe varies from traditional coconut macaroons because I don't use sweetened condensed milk. Sometimes it makes the macaroons too runny and gloppy - I prefer a thicker and sturdier cookie.

Coconut Macaroons
a Love and Confections original recipe
yield approx. 18 cookies

Coconut Macaroon Ingredients:
 - 400 grams sweetened flaked Coconut (1 bag)
 - 250 grams Granulated Sugar
 - 90 grams Egg Whites (3 egg whites)
 - 50 grams Whole Egg (1 whole egg)

Coconut Macaroon Directions:
 - Heat oven to 325F. Line 2 half-sheet pans with parchment paper.
 - In medium bowl, combine the Coconut and Sugar. Mix together to ensure there are no clumps. 
 - In a separate small bowl, whisk together the Egg Whites and the Whole Egg. Pour into the coconut and sugar mixture
 - Using your hands, I usually wear gloves because it gets sticky, mix the eggs and coconut together. 
 - With a medium scoop, I use a black #30 disher that is about 1.25 ounces, scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, rotating halfway through. 
 - Let cool and eat immediately or store in an airtight container for 3 days.

Until next time,

February 20, 2014

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies are sure to be a hit in your house. The cookie is topped with a homemade Coconut-Pecan Frosting that is amazing!

February 6, 2014

Happy 4th Blogiversary to Me!

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I can't believe I have been blogging for 4 years! A lot has happened since I started the blog. I graduated from culinary school, worked in a few bakeries, attended a few blogging conferences and had a baby. My photography has improved - and I am always working on taking better photos. With a newborn, it is difficult to do some baking, and of course, this day snuck up on me, so I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes from the past 4 years. Enjoy!

Until next time,