Oh my these macaroons. Not to be confused with the French macarons. These creamsicle macaroons are a delicious coconut cookie with hints of orange for a tasty treat. I am excited to share this preview recipe from The New Yiddish Kitchen Cookbook by Simone Miller and Jennifer Robins. You might wonder what Yiddish means. In simplest terms, Yiddish means “Jewish,” but this cookbook is far more than just Jewish fare. There is tons of bagel recipes. Yes bagels! I can’t wait to try my hand at bagel making because I really miss Einstein Brothers bagel. I loved getting an everything bagel with savory schmear. Yum so good! Simone and Jennifer really poured themselves and tradition into this cookbook. From the traditional recipes to the more creative, The New Yiddish Kitchen has you covered!
I will be making a quick trip to Los Angeles, well Orange County, this weekend. I haven’t been back to LA since I moved 2 years ago. Sometimes my heart aches for the city and ocean. I am so excited to spend a weekend relaxing on the beach and soaking in all that is Southern California before heading back to the middle of the country! I wish I had a couple more days to hit up all my old favorite spots, but I guess that just means I will be making another trip back to LA in the future!
- 2 egg whites
- 12 ounces (340g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup (60ml) honey
- Zest of one orange (about 1/2 tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) orange juice
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bow, beat the egg whites until medium peaks form.
- In a large bowl, combine the shredded coconut, coconut milk, honey, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla and salt.
- Fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
- Using a small ice cream scoop with a lever, or two spoons, drop the mixture onto a cookie sheet, about 2 tablespoons in each.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges. Allow them to cool before removing from the pan.
Be sure to check The New Yiddish Kitchen!