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.


  1. had an great experience with this convection oven and fabulous quality its very time saving machine it consume very less time to make
    a maagi etc.

  2. i have enjoyed them a lot as kid.. lovely prep

  3. such a cute post... the macaroons look yum...

  4. The macaroons look perfectly done dear

  5. Oh my good god. I love these.. my ex colleague used to bring it from Ooty for me. I Am So Going To Try This.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Delicious Macrons , your little princess is really cute.

  7. One of my favourite. very light and tasty dish.

  8. That's a pretti looking macaroons, never heard about it, thanks to Anitha for the recipe and to u for the posting it :)


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