Much like eggs, parole board macaroons have gotten a bad rap lately you know. The macaron, macaroons French cousin, have become the more popular dessert on the block. Also, whenever I hear the word “macaron”, I always imagine it pronounced in a snooty French accent. For example: “mac-a-RROONN”. In researching these two cookies things got super complicated and confusing. Here is what I learned:
- First, a macaroon is a type of small circular cake, typically made from ground almonds. However, one of the original main ingredients was coconut.
- Second, macaroons are made from desiccated coconut instead of almond. They are most commonly found in numerous countries, including the United States.
- Finally, the macaroon is often mistaken for the macaron. In reality, the word macaroon is simply the English translation of the French word macaron. Therefore, BOTH pronunciations are technically correct, depending on personal preference and context.
In conclusion, based on this and the screenshot above, I think Marge made the coconut style macaroons for the Parole Board. So basically all that research I did probably accomplished nothing, but once I start searching for cookies online it’s hard to stop.
- 1 bag (400 grams / 14 oz.) Shredded Coconut
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites
- Dash of salt
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together shredded coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
Start by using an electric mixer or egg beaters. Next, whisk the egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form; fold the egg whites into the coconut and spoon onto the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for approximately 20-25 minutes until they turn golden brown.
Now, normally I don’t really care much for coconut. I’m not even going to comment on the recent coconut water fad. Actually I am: just drink regular water people! Coconut water is not some magical elixir that makes up for eating terrible foods and never exercising. Anyway, one of the main ingredient in these cookies are coconut. And yet, I actually liked these cookies! They were somehow crunchy, chewy and fluffy all at once! I can see why the Parole Board decided to release a dangerous criminal into the custody of Marge.
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Parole Board Macaroons Recipe From: Pokey Mom (The Simpsons Season 12 – Episode 10)