Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons from Confessions of a Chocoholic
Hi, Blog is the New Black readers! I’m Bianca and I write the food blog Confessions of a Chocoholic – part memoir, part recipe collection, and part restaurant review database, my blog is a chronicle of my culinary adventures, and the laughs, tears, and chocolate that come with it. I’ve been a long-time reader of Liz, admiring both her savory and scrumptiously sweet recipes, so I’m happy to do a guest post for her. Today I’m sharing with you one of my latest favorite recipes: Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons.
Dulce de leche is caramel’s more exotic, sensual cousin. Dulce de leche is milkier, silkier, thicker. It’s not overly sweet (as I make my caramel to be) and best of all, it can be purchased in a can from good ole Nestle:
Ain’t no shame in enjoying this heavenly treat from a can!
Just look at how thick that is!
These macaroons are really easy to make – the hardest part is trying not to lick the batter!
I used espresso salt to top these babies, but you can also use sea salt, sel gris (gray salt), or some other crunchy salt.
These macaroons are right on point with salty-sweet goodness, One of my friends even said that he will die a happy man because of these macaroons. You know if your friends start hypothesizing about their happy demise with your baked goods, that you’re doing something right.
Salted Dulce De Leche Macaroons
5 cups shredded coconut
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 can dulce de leche (or about 8 oz)
1 egg white
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon espresso salt (you can also use sea salt or any other flavored salt you prefer)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix the coconut and flour together, then add the rest of the ingredients except the espresso salt. Stir everything together until combined.
Place 2-inch balls of the mixture on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. You’ll end up with about 2 dozen macaroons. Sprinkle the macaroons with espresso salt. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Hope you guys like it!