Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry fatmas eve

i'd like to share with you a good ol' recipe of mine that i made up in my head. it's not that crazy, infact it's pretty basic. Since discovering Nutella last year in france (yeah it took me that long to discover it), i have fat day dreams of how and where I can use Nutella next. It's one of those things that I'm pretty certain you can lather on basically anything, edible or non edible, and it would taste delicious.

Working at a bakery, I also discovered how good macaroons are and also how easy they are to bake. So, I decided to make macaroons drizzled with nutella for a party two weeks ago in Savannah and they were a hit. So now I'm making them again for Christmas and also to wrap up pretty & give to members of my large family that I was too poor to get gifts for.

It's so simple & good, and I'm not a baker at all. Try it!


  • 4 large egg whites
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon of either almond extract or vanilla extract (I used vanilla)
  • Half cup of Nutella


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Get a large mixing bowl and put all of the shredded coconut in it and let it sit.

In a separate bowl, mix egg whites with a pinch of salt. Stir with a fork to get it 'loose' (does that even make sense?) and then pour mixture into the bowl with all of the coconut shreds.

Add the sugar and the almond or vanilla extract. Toss all together with your hands if ya feelin real confident and want to get down & dirty, or simply use a fork/spoon/anything you want really. As long as all of it is coated together and has the right consistency to stick together on a pan, you know what I mean.

On parchment lined cookie sheets, drop a teaspoon of the mixture leaving 1 to 2 inches around each cookie. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The outside should be golden brown but the insides should still be moist.

Once the macaroons are almost done, take some Nutella (about a half a cup? eyebawl it.) in a small dish and put it in the microwave for about one minute so it's nice and melty.

When time is up, take the macaroons out of the oven and drizzle the Nutella on top of it while everything is still hot. You can even dip it in there to get more of a topping, drizzle it, coat it. Whatever you want, it's your life! Enjoy

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

PS: i'm currently cooking oven baked pesto potato pancakes for Christmas tomorrow. Maybe I'll share that recipe too, just as professionally written as the one above if you're lucky. :)