Hmm – things are not going all that well for me at the moment…on the kitchen front that is!
Look at my attempt to make coconut macaroons this afternoon (Kokoskaor in Swedish):
And they should look like this:
Do you understand my disappointment? What is even worse – this seems to be the MOST simple recipe in the world and I just do not know where I went wrong. If anyone has any ideas…please let me know!
My confidence in my baking skills is quickly diminishing! There is a reason why I hardly every bake, unless it is Betty Crocker brownies….
Here is the recipe which I have taken from a little Swedish cookbook called Sju Sorters Kakor (Seven Types of Cakes). I am pretty sure it is not the recipes fault…as this is a tried and tested cookbook and seems to be an institution in most Swedish homes!
Kokoskakor (Coconut cakes) – 30 pieces
- 50g butter
- 2 eggs
- 1½ dl (150ml) sugar
- 5-6 dl (200g) shredded coconut
Preheat the oven to 175C
Melt the butter and let it cool.
Beat the egg and sugar together until it becomes fluffy. Add the coconut and butter.
Let the mixture cool for a moment.
Plop a teaspoon of the batter on a greased baking dish.
Put it in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes
See – how easy does that sound? And t should be easy! Here are a few of my theories of what could have gone wrong;
- Maybe the oven was not hot enough? Too hot?
- I didn’t beat the mixture together enough?
- I should have really cooled the mixture – maybe pop it into the fridge?
- The coconut shavings were to big?
Oh well…I guess better luck next time :(