- 6 egg whites
- 400 g shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 300 g fine, white sugar
- 1 pg vanilla sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- make sure oven works1
- cut finger nails
- download Bing Crosby's White Christmas
- turn on iPod player
- turn off BlackBerry
The Making Of:
|Collect ingredients. While doing so, smash an egg and bump your head on the cabinet when wiping up the floor. Also, make sure the digital camera is farther away than the average interaction distance of cookie dough (some meters).|
|Separate eggs. It's not as difficult as they told you. And it's not a cheese cake, so it's not so crucial. If shell drops in, don't worry. For reasons I don't fully understand I always find the shell pieces on the bowl rim later and can pick them out.|
|Beat egg whites thoroughly and patiently, until inscribed Greek symbols remain clearly visible. Keep in mind what my Granny used to tell me: back then in 19 twenty-something, they had to beat roughly one hour by hand. Those were the days...|
|Fold in vanilla, salt, coconut and sugar. If the result looks suspiciously liquid, add some teaspoons of flour or so. While the sky over Waterloo is covering your car with several inches of white stuff you'll have to scrape off tomorrow, whistle with Bing Crosby to I'll be home for Christmas.|
|Preheat oven to something in the middle range, but not too hot. Try to get the stuff on a baking sheet in small lumps. I recommend using two teaspoons. Leave at least 1 inch to each side. Oops, forgot to mention, better use some non-stick spray or something.|
|Make sure to put the pan lid on the front right plate, because it isn't tight and the oven looses hot air. Open a bottle of wine2. Put cookies into oven. Go to answer some comments on your blog, let cookies burn, get drunk and repeat procedure the next day.|
|Baking time is roughly 20 minutes, depending on your stove, the eggs, and the fine-structure constant. Kokosmakronen aren't really baked, but rather dried. Result should be light gold brown on the outside. If they got too hard or dry, put them in a plastic bag for some days. If they burn, break off burnt rim and use plenty of chocolate coating.|
This post is dedicated to my Granny who tought me how to separate eggs, and who died at age 95 six months ago. Reaching such high age is definitly due to eating excellent Kokosmakronen each Christmas.
The author of this blog is neither responsible for potential hangovers, nor damage of stoves, mixers, digital cameras or other kitchenware.
Footnote 1: But don't touch the buttons.
Footnote 2: The white wine was a VQA Jackson-Triggs, 2004 Grand Reserve Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula, which was fairly decent and recommendable.
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