Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A guest post - Thoothukudi Macroons

Macroons/macaroons are a signature dish in the south indian harbour town of Tuticorin(Thoothukudi).I've had this sweet treat many a times but never ever wanted to try it at home wonder why..Because Anita my school friend was waiting to do a guest post i guess :)

I discovered recently that Anita is a fabulous baker.She's was kind enough to share her recipe for this month's guest post.

 Lets get to the recipe now.

Thoothukudi Macaroon

Egg whites – 2
Granulated sugar – ¼ cup
Confectioner’s or powdered sugar – ¼ cup
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Raw Cashews coarsely ground – ¾ cup

How to make the macaroons:

  • Preheat oven to 220 F or 105 C. 
  • Sieve the powdered sugar and add it to the granulated sugar. 
  • Into an extremely clean and dry stainless steel bowl throw in the two egg whites. Start whipping them up until they reach soft peak stage. 
  • Continue whipping while adding the vanilla extract followed by a gradual addition of the sugars until they reach the stiff peak stage. 
  • Stop whipping and fold in the broken or coarsely ground cashews gently. The macaroon batter is now ready to be piped. 
  • Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper, aluminum foil or a non-stick baking mat and pipe the macaroon batter using a piping bag with a tip or a Ziploc bag with a hole cut at the corner. The batter should hold it’s shape.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hr and 15 mins and then turn the oven off and let cool inside for another 15 mins for a crunchy melt in your mouth macaroon. 
  • This batter makes about 25 medium sized macaroons. 
  • Store the macaroons in an airtight container. 

Enjoy Delicious thoothukudi macroons like her lil angel is licking it :) 
Thank you Anita for the recipe and the beautiful pictures.

 For 1 cup of confectioner's sugar, process 1 cup of regular sugar with 1 tbsp cornstarch. Source: Here
- Baking time would vary with the size of the macroons.

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