Yesterday was time to open the first bag from my advent calendar.
What I found inside, was a little note which said : " S Gschänkli bim Mami abhole", that`s Swissgerman for " You have to pick up the present from Mom.". These notes are always used, if the present is to big for the bag (which always means it`s something good).
This is what I got
Another advent calendar, a different sort of tea with an individual name for each day.
My sister got the same one and we`re drinking our tea together, every afternoon...
I made some incredibly good coconut macaroons this morning.
You have to make these, it`s so easy and they`re delicious.
And your whole appartment is going to smell like coconut!
200g grated coconut
zest and juice of one lime or lemon
225g confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg whites
Carefully roast the coconut in a pan whitout fat until golden brown and let cool.
Beat the egg whites with one teaspoon of lemonjuice until stiff.
Fold in the coconut, lemonjuice, flour, sugar and vanilla.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350° F.
Place the batter with two teaspoons on a baking sheet with waxed paper and bake for 10 Minutes until golden brown.
They also make a cute little present if you wrap them up like this!