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Star Anise Macaroons with Tropical Fruit Salad

Star Anise Macaroons with Tropical Fruit Salad
YIELDS
6 servings
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Ingredients

Macaroons

2
tsp star anise
4
Tbsp lemon juice
3
egg white
¼
tsp cream of tartar
¾
cup sugar
2
cup unsweetened coconut
1
tsp lemon zest

Spiced Tropical Fruit Salad

½
cup golden pineapple, diced small
1
kiwi, diced small
papaya, diced small
½
cup mango
1
starfruit, sliced and cut in fifths (to show off points)
juice and zest of one lime
2
Tbsp creamed coconut
2
Tbsp honey
½
tsp Chinese five-spice powder
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300 F.

Step 2

Crush star anise to start the flavour extraction process.

Step 3

Place anise and lemon juice in a small pot and heat over medium low heat until juice is reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Strain out star anise and set aside.

Step 4

Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add in sugar and keep whipping until a stiff peak.

Step 5

Fold in coconut, lemon zest and spiced juice.

Step 6

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Toss all ingredients together.

Step 8

Serve tropical fruit salad in a bowl with the star anise macaroons on the side.

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