Photography (c) Laurent Fau

These coconut macaroons are super simple to make, but look and taste as elegant as any other French baked good.

Makes 15 macaroons

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400degF. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Use a wooden spoon to mix the coconut shredded with the sugar in a large bowl. Next, beat the egg whites in a medium bowl.
  2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and heat to 140degF, stirring constantly, until the ingredients form a batter. Stir in the flour. Place large balls on a baking sheet by spooning them or piped.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden, rotating the pan halfway through, so the macaroons color evenly. Cool on a rack.

Excerpted from (c) Petite Patisserie by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq, Rizzoli New York, 2020. Photograph by Laurent Fau.