Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DULCE DE LECHE COCONUT MACAROONS

COCONUT MACAROONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG HIT IN MY FAMILY. AFTER MAKING THEM FOR MANY YEARS, IT WAS TIME FOR A NEW TWIST ON THIS OLD FAVORITE! WHY NOT USE DULCE DE LECHE IN THE MACAROON INSTEAD OF SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK! HERE IS A PICTURE OF HOW I MADE MY DULCE DE LECHE. OPEN 1 CAN OF SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK AND POUR IT INTO A SQUARE PYREX. COVER WITH FOIL AND PLACE IN A LARGER PAN FILLED HALFWAY UP THE SIDES WITH HOT WATER. BAKE AT 425 FOR 60-90 MINUTES UNTIL A BEAUTIFUL TAN COLOR. LET COOL. MMMMMMM!!!!


ONCE COOL, I WHIPPED UP MY USUAL MACAROON RECIPE:
IN BOWL, COMBINE 14 OUNCES COCONUT, 1 TSP. VANILLA, THE COOL DULCE DE LECHE AND 2 EGG WHITES YOU WHIPPED TO MEDIUM FIRM PEAKS. SCOOP ONTO PARCHMENT AND BAKE AT 325 FOR 25-30 MINUTES. THEY LOOKED GREAT INCREDIBLE ...BUT I WANTED SOMETHING EVEN MORE OVER THE TOP. ENTER MELTED CARAMEL!!!!


HERE YOU CAN SEE I DIPPED THE BOTTOMS IN SOME HOT CARAMEL. MMMMM!! IF YOU TRY THIS, ADD SOME CREAM TO YOUR CARAMELS AND MELT IN THE MICROWAVE. THEN, LAY THEM ON A GREASED SILPAT. DO NOT PLACE ON WAX PAPER OR YOU WILL HAVE A HUGE MESS. TRUST ME, I KNOW... BECAUSE I DID JUST THAT. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES!!!! HAHAHA

THE FINAL STEP IS TO DIP THE CARAMEL BOTTOMS (ONCE SET) INTO MELTED MILK CHOCOLATE. UMMMM, HELLO HEAVENLY COOKIE!!!!!!! WANT A BITE?? OPEN WIDE!
PS. GLUTEN FREE FRIENDS.....YUP! THIS IS GF...OPEN WIDE!

10 comments:

Nila said...

You can just boil the milk in the can to avoid an unneeded messy pan

Danielle said...

HI NILA! FUNNY-U PREFER ONE LESS PAN AND I AM AFRAID OF AN EXPLODING CAN! LOL THIS WAY REALLY IS EASY! WONDER IF THEY COME OUT THE SAME IN THE END? WE'LL HAVE 2 DO A TASTE TEST! HHAH

Hester Casey - Alchemy said...

Caramel AND melted chocolate AND gluten free - oh I am so glad I found your blog.

Hester Casey - Alchemy said...

Caramel AND melted chocolate AND gluten free - oh I am so glad I found your blog.

cakewhiz said...

omg droooooooooooool! simple coconut macarons are good enough but the caramel and chocolate and dulce de leche is making me crave for these intensely! hehe

Linda said...

Girl these are over the top!
You are killing me!

Danielle said...

hahahaha u girls r sooooo funny! love the comments! hope you try these!

Veronica Gantley said...

Yumalicious. I just made a new word for your cookie. It looks so yummy! I was hooked at the coconut part everything else just adds to it.

Danielle said...

LOVING THE NEW WORD VERONICA!

Lizzy said...

Oh, boy...I think I must dip my macaroons in caramel from now on...brilliant!

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