Coconut macaroons

I serve this delightful combination of soft coconut and melted dark chocolate for Sunday afternoon tea.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 6 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 97 / Protein 1g / Carbohydr. 17g / Fat 3g

Ingredients (20 servings)

2egg whites
100 gsugar
20 gapple sauce
120 gdesiccated coconut
200 gdark chocolate
150 mlheavy cream


plate, baking tray, standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, heat resistant bowl, large sauce pan, oven, baking paper, rubber spatula (optional), large bowl, whisk, piping bag, cutting board, small sauce pan, knife

Wine Tip

Alvarinho, dry, 2013
Alvarinho is an aromatic white wine with low alcohol content and a bouquet of sun-ripened yellow fruit. The wine is to be enjoyed at a drinking temperature of 12°C/54°F.

Step 1

Coconut macaroons

Preheat oven to 175⁰C/345⁰F. Combine egg whites with a pinch of salt. In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff. As soon as the mass begins to foam, gradually add sugar. Beat until completely combined.

standing mixture or hand mixer with beaters

2 egg whites / 100 g sugar / salt

Step 2

Coconut macaroons

Carefully fold in apple sauce and desiccated coconut into the egg whites.

rubber spatula

20 g apple sauce / 120 g desiccated coconut

Step 3

Coconut macaroons

Stir egg white mixture in a heat-resistant bowl over a bain-marie for approx. 8 minutes until it has thickened slightly.

large saucepan, heat-resistant bowl, rubber spatula

Step 4

Coconut macaroons

Transfer warm mixture into a piping bag. Pipe small heaps onto a baking tray leaving enough space between them. Allow to cool for approx. 5 – 10 min. Then, transfer to oven and bake for approx. 6 min. at 175⁰C/345⁰F. Turn baking tray after 3 min. for an even browning. Set aside to cool.

baking tray, oven, baking paper, piping bag

Step 5

Coconut macaroons

Roughly chop chocolate.

cutting board, knife

200 g dark chocolate

Step 6

Coconut macaroons

In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a slight boil. Pour hot heavy cream over the chopped chocolate, add a pinch of salt and stir until the chocolate has fully melted.

large bowl, whisk, small saucepan

150 g heavy cream / salt

Step 7

Coconut macaroons

Dip macaroons into the melted chocolate. Allow to dry on a plate. Serve with a cup of hot chocolate or tea.