|Coconut Lime Leaf Macaroons|
1 1/2 cups copra, cut into tiny pieces; 500 gms sugar; 18 cardamoms, seeds only; white of 1 large egg, you may need to use more or less and a squish of lemon juice; 5 lime leaves, cut really, really fine.
Blend the sugar and cardamom till very fine. Place in a large bowl. Add the copra, lime leaves and the lemon juice and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add the egg a little by little until the mixture clumps in the middle. Discard the rest of the egg white. It should be neither too wet or too dry. Make into marble size balls and place 2 inches apart on baking tray. Bake at 160 Centigrade in preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes until they puff out and change shape. Cool thoroughly and store in an air tight container. These delectable morsels make great gifts and you can pop them into your mouth any time you want a sweet fix. Too good for words.
NB: You can use any lime leaves for the flavour. Kaffir lime leaves are used in a lot of Malaysian Recipes which is why I opted for it.