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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hey, Hey; It's Donna Hay #2: Macaroons


I completely ran out of time for the first DH event, which is a pity. Everyone was making those self-frosting cupcakes, and I wanted to be a part of that! (I will get 'round to it, though.)

So when Glutton Rabbit specifically asked me to join the second round, how could I refuse?

This month, Donna Hay-wannabe's are putting their own creative spin on Donna's Lime Macaroons.

There's just one small problem; no one in my little family likes coconut!

Oh, well...lucky for me? My father-in-law is coming to dinner Wednesday night, so I'm sure to find a good home for the cookies!

I have to admit I've never actually eaten a macaroon...what with the coconut, and all. So when it was my turn to play with the recipe, I really had no idea what to do. Our challenge was to replace the lime zest with something else.

Oh, yeah...that helped.

I tossed a few ideas to Matt, and he suggested I use one of those bottles of flavoring I'd recently purchased, for candy making.

Good idea, but I don't think cotton candy-flavored macaroons would impress anyone.

I finally settled on raspberry. Once the cookies had cooled I dipped the bottoms in melted white chocolate tinted with pink color, and made macaroon sandwiches.

How do they taste? I have no idea. At least not until tomorrow...I can't get anyone around here to try them!

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At 1:33 AM, Anonymous joey said...

Well send some over and I'll try them! :) They definitely look cute and tasty!

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

thanks, joey!

Since I only made them at six last night, I didn't have a lot of time to shoot for 'cute'; pink is as good as it gets!

If only they'd travel well? They'd be all yours!

At 2:11 AM, Blogger Jen(nifer) said...

Oh, I do love macaroons...


I like them plain and simple though. I wonder if you could have played around with a cinnamon flavored twist? To go with the cinnamon dolce latte at Starbucks.


At 10:45 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Well, I wish you'd been here to eat them. My FIL ate a few, but the rest are going in the trash!

Why? Because I'm the happy soceress, and clearly, I've cast a spell over you!

At 6:05 AM, Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Hi Stephanie,
Sorry for the late reply. I'm so glad you could join the Donna Day event. The macaroons look so wonderful that I wish I could try them now *yummy*...

At 6:15 AM, Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Too bad I missed the retro party.
It looked like you guys had a great time. I simply love the entries!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Rabbit!

Well, you've been busy...hope you had a happy new year!

I wish you could have been around to try them...most of them went in the trash!!!

I'm sorry you missed the party, too, but don't forget: I'll be announcing February's theme in just a couple of days!

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Barbara said...

Thanks for participating Stephanie. I can' imagine not liking coconut. I'm sure they were tasty even if they did end up in the trash.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

I don't know what it is, but I've never cared for it. My husband has a violent reaction to coconut (although coconut milk is just fine), so no chance there.

My son had half of one, twice; but I think it was just the novelty of getting a cookie!

My FIL ate a few, several went to the dogs, and the rest in the trash.

I suppose that's something!


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