This Royal Coconut Macaroon recipe is inspired from a visit to Efteling in Holland. Efteling is a fairytale theme park in the south of Holland that is the perfect destination for families, where a diverse range of attractions suit all ages and interests. In between the roller coasters, gentler water rides, fairytale scenes and live shows, families can catch up at Efteling’s diverse cafés and restaurants that showcase the best of Dutch cuisine.
Ingredients (makes 4 macaroons):
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup for a darker colour)
- 80g grated coconut
- Preheat oven to 160 °C. Split the eggs, putting the egg whites in a bowl and discarding the yolks. Beat the egg whites in a mixer on medium speed for 4 minutes until foamy and firm. Add the honey and mix for 1 minute until the foam shines nicely.
- Add the coconut carefully with a spoon and continue to mix well. Separate the mixture into four round mountains with a spoon.
- Bake the macaroons in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly coloured. Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Since the opening in 1952, more than 130 million visitors have experienced an unforgettable day at Efteling, in the south of Holland. Over the years, Efteling has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest theme parks, with a unique fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling attractions. It is now ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, according to the Tea Theme Index 2018. Efteling is open all year round and is an ideal family short-break destination with the Efteling Hotel and the holiday villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land just a stone’s throw away. Through a programme of phased growth, Efteling became an international destination with five million visitors per year.