Coconut and marzipan macaroons

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    These chocolate dipped macaroons originate from the German city of Lübeck, popular for its marzipan.

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    Makes: 65 macaroons

    • 5 egg whites
    • 500g marzipan
    • 250g icing sugar, sifted
    • 200g unsweetened desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 2 tablespoons rum
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 200g dark cooking chocolate, melted

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a baking tray or line with baking parchment.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine marzipan with 125g sifted icing sugar and rub until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the desiccated coconut, remaining icing sugar, lemon zest and rum and mix well. Fold in stiff egg whites.
    4. Using two teaspoons, spoon the macaroons onto the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with daster sugar.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes until the macaroons are golden but soft to the touch. Transfer to a cooling rack.
    6. When cooled, dip a third of each macaroon into the melted chocolate. Set macaroons on greaseproof paper until chocolate is firm. Use greaseproof paper to store the macaroons in layers.


    Placing the macaroons in the fridge after dipping them in chocolate will help to speed up the chocolate setting.

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    I thought these would taste odd! but they went down very well! my husbands favourite and even people that claim they don't like marzipan enjoyed them  -  27 May 2014


    Very much enjoyed these--I like marzipan so all together it was a great treat! The only thing I would do differently is put more chocolate than a third on them!  -  27 Feb 2017