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Living Gluten Free for Dummies Out Now – Chocolate Pistachio Macaroons

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Chocolate Pistachio Macaroons

 These light chocolatey treats are delicious with a cup of tea and store well in an airtight container. You can cut the recipe in half for a smaller batch of macaroons.

Prep time: 15–20 minutes • Cooking time: 25 minutes • Servings: 48


  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 45 g (½ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 315 g chopped toasted unsalted pistachio nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 120°C. Line 3 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In large bowl of electric mixer, at low speed, beat egg whites until frothy. At high speed gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until stiff peaks form when beaters are raised from bowl. Add vanilla.
  3. Place cocoa powder in a fine sieve and sift over meringue mixture. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in cocoa and all but ¼ cup pistachios until no white streaks remain.
  4. Drop 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture onto baking trays, leaving 1 cm between each. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dry and slightly cracked on top. Cool on paper on wire racks then peel gently from paper.

 Per serving (macaroon): Kilojoules 326; Fat 3.3 g (Saturated <1 g); Sodium 10 mg; Carbohydrate 9.7 g (Dietary Fibre <1 g); Protein 2 g.


Published by: For Dummies, April 2014

Print ISBN: 9780730304845
Price: AUD: $34.95, NZD$39.99

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