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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holy Macaroon!

Super easy recipe 
(and my friend who eats gluten-free can have these!)
3 cups or 1 package of coconut
2-3 egg whites
2/3 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Sprinkles if you'd like.
Mix all very well. Round into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Squish down and add sugar sprinkles if you'd like. I added red and green for the holidays.
Bake 325 for 10-15 minutes, until the tops start to brown. Let cool before you try to transfer. Makes 24.

Roasting Chestnuts

First, wash your chestnuts and then cut an X with a sharp knife into them. It's easiest to cut on the flat side of the nut.
In a 400 degree toaster oven or oven, place nuts on baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes. The X will begin to curl up and the nuts will look browner.
Take out of the oven and carefully put them in a bowl. Serve warm.
That X that we marked serves a good purpose - You start peeling the nut from there.