A Passover macaroons recipe ? Yup. Not one, but three macaroon recipes for the Passover / Pesach festival are presented here: a general macaroon recipe, a chocolate macaroon recipe, and a coconut macaroon recipe.
Macaroons are a traditional Passover dessert. Macaroons for the Passover festival come in a wide variety of recipes, from chocolate macaroon recipes to coconut macaroon recipes. The following macaroon recipe includes variations such as a recipe for chocolate macaroons and a recipe for coconut macaroons.
2 large egg whites
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
8 oz. finely ground blanched almonds or hazelnuts (about 2 cups)
About 30 whole almonds or hazelnuts (optional)
Instructions for the Macaroons recipe:
Makes about 30 cookies.
Variations of the above Macaroon recipe:
Add 1 tablespoon grated orange or tangerine zest.
Chocolate Macaroons recipe:
Add 6 ounces melted (but not hot) semi-sweet chocolate and 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind and 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice.
Coconut Macaroons recipe:
Substitute 1 1/3 cups (3 1/2 oz. or 103.51 milliliters) grated coconut for the nuts.
Note: If you are grinding the nuts in a food processor, then add a little sugar to keep them from turning greasy.