The Rocks In The Coconut or " Coco rocks Are small pastries made with coconut powder, sugar, egg whites and applesauce.

These macaroons are said to have been created in an Italian monastery in the XNUMXth century. Next Catherine from Medicis after her marriage to Henri II, the monks of this community would have settled in France in 1533. The Florentine pastry chefs of the new queen would have adopted their recipe. During the French Revolution, two Benedictine nuns, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth, would have left Paris for Nancy and found asylum in Nancy. To pay for their accommodation, they would have manufactured and sold these macaroons then called "sisters' macarons".

Easy and quick to prepare, these macaroons with a unique flavor and texture are perfect for snacking.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 15 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : 8 min
Total time : 23 min
15 rocks
300 g de poudre de noix de coco
250 g powdered sugar
3 egg whites
30 g applesauce


  • In a bowl, pour the coconut and sugar.
  • Add the egg whites and applesauce.
  • Mix with a spatula, then with your hands.
  • Heat the preparation in a water bath at 50 ° C for 10 minutes, while stirring with the spatula until a very homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 200 ° C.
  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form balls the size of a large walnut.
  • Moisten the palms of the hands and form smooth, pointed cones.
  • Bake during 7 at 8 min.
  • Halfway through cooking, turn the baking sheet over.
  • Take out of the oven when lightly browned and leave to cool on a rack.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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