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Gluten free Coconut Macarons

Your desserts should be light, tempting and tasty. After a starter and a main course, diners often don’t want anything too substantial but still want something sweet. This also helps to boost your profits.

One quick and easy dessert you can serve is gluten-free Coconut Macarons. They’re light, delicious and will appeal to those who eat gluten-free - whether due to allergy or for lifestyle reasons.
Appealing to the gluten-free market is good business, as this is now the largest ‘free from’ category.
You’ll want your menus to be as diverse as possible,catering to the extravagant care-free diner as well as those who want something tasty but healthier.

"A quick, gluten free dessert to bring out the kid in all of us."  – Chef Rick Tarantino, M.S.     

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18-25 minutes
Servings: 2-3 people

1 Cup/112g Coconut Powder 1 egg white (30 grams)
1/4 cup honey (85 grams) 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (2 grams)
Natural food colouring (optional)
Melon Baller Whisk
Baking Tray Baking Parchment

Coconut Macaron Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Whisk the egg white until foamy.

3. Add in all other ingredients. Combine.

4. Using a melon baller or similar scoop, scoop even-sized macaroons.

5. Place onto a greased sheet pan or sheet pan lined with parchment.

6. Bake 18-25 minutes, or until lightly brown and firm.

7. Allow to cool so sugars can reset.

Plating Preparation

Arrange coconut macaroons and dust with additional coconut powder (2 grams).

Chef Rick's Tips

Switch the colours up by adding different colourings! Instead of offering it as a dessert on its own, add it alongside a cup of espresso. Enhance flavour with hazelnut or almond flavourings (1 gram).

Create some flavour and flare by flavouring half of the coconut! Take half of the raw coconut batter (55-60 grams) and add some cayenne and chili powder (2 grams). Serve with Mexican hot chocolate.

Elaborate on this fun dish! Melt dark chocolate (30 grams) and dip macaroons into it. Dust with chocolate shavings, coconut powder or sea salt. Allow to cool.

Take a look at Chef Rick's website for more mouthwatering recipes

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