You guys have no idea how good it felt to have a bit of a vacation for the holiday last week. Not only did I take a few days off the blog, but I took the whole week off "real work"! It was super relaxing and I did a ton of fun stuff, little of which involved cooking. I really needed the break cause I was feeling a little burnt out in the kitchen, messing up easy recipes and taking some photos that I wouldn't really consider up to my standards. These macaroons were pretty much the last straw. Something that should have been easy turned into mashing 2 different recipes and the wrong ingredients into a cookie that tasted like eating gravel.
Whipping egg whites is standard in many macaroon recipes.
This is the main fail of the recipe. I had leftover coconut from a recipe and that is why I decided to make these real quick. My coconut was shredded and dehydrated though, unlike the usual grated coconut that still has some moisture to it. I thought this would be a unique spin on macaroons and just tried to add extra moisture elsewhere. I was wrong.
These looked like some weird tuna ball appetizer from the 50s. Which actually sounds good to me...
After they baked they didn't look any better. I pressed my thumb into one and it basically crumbled. Like eating gravel.
So yea, the vacation was good to put failures like this behind me. I'm already cooking up some awesome stuff that I cant wait to show you guys! If you want to make macaroons, you should probably try these instead.