Lately, I've been trying to make more things that remind me of home. It's, however, not that easy to find something that fits into each group's theme. For Foodie Extravaganza this month, we're celebrating eggs. That should be easy, right? Not quite.I wanted a dish that used eggs as an integral part. But I couldn't think of anything Jamaican that did. I thought I'd have to go with our neighbour to the north (Cuba) and make a flan. I was ready to start being when I came across a macaroons recipe. Flan went out the window.
Let's be clear. There's nothing remotely Jamaican about macaroons. Nothing. But macaroons are my mother's favourite cookie and a cookie that I need to master before I see her next. She loves all things coconut so I could always distract her with another coconut item (it was a coconut cheesecake the last time). But I really want to get better at cookies, in general. I added ginger because my favourite coconut treat is a simple mixture of ginger, coconut and caramelized brown sugar (drops). If I were stranded on a deserted island, I'd probably figure out how to make coconut sugar and so I could make drops.
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Ginger Coconut Macaroons
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups shredded coconut
2 teaspoons grated ginger
Heat oven to 325 F. Line a cookie sheet Ruth parchment or a baking mat.
Beat egg whites, sugar and salt until foamy and the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the coconut and grated ginger.
Drop rounded tablespoons onto the cookie sheet.
Bake 17-20 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
I like a lot of ginger and two teaspoons was not enough for me. It was just mild. Feel free to use more!
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