Oh, you guys, this is just supposed to be a little Wordless post for Wordless Wednesday, ya know? But if you've made it this far through our silly little collection of photos, well I think that's just so darn sweet of ya and should most definitely be rewarded in kind.
So here's a favorite recipe of mine for coconut macaroons, which really, actually does in fact tie in to our little Turtle Bay Resort album here.
You see, if you were to splurge and stay in one of the exclusive bungalows on the property, well, you would be spoiled in just the most amazing way with a Ho`okipa, butler, of your very own, fresh fruit and island juices to refresh you after your long journey, which for us is all of twenty minutes, although if we were to splurge on the bungalow we likely would leave the little boys at grandma and grandpa's house and so that would add in the trip to Kailua which is another forty-five minutes so yes, I think I would welcome refreshment after the journey, so let's carry on, shall we.
Well, most magnificent of all is the turn down service where they come and fluff your pillows and turn your sheets down so that you can just slip right off in to nitey-nite land and, oh you guys, and then they leave, wrapped in a ti leaf, two coconut macaroons that are the most heavenly gift I've ever had left on my pillow, ever.
Here's a simple recipe right off the back of the bag of coconut. Oh, but it really does rival the macaroons behind the glass case at the Godiva store at Alamoana, and although not as delicate, is something along the lines of what might await you on your feather pillow as the sun sets over your Turtle Bay bungalow.
one package (5 1/3 cups) flaked coconut
2/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
Mix coconut, sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in egg whites and almond extract until well blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased and floured cookie sheets.
Bate at 325 for 20 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen