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April 12, 2011
Irene Saiger


Coconut Macaroons and other favorite Passover recipes

It’s a busy time and cooking has taken a back seat, for now, but I am busy planning menus and hope to have some photos and recipes to share soon.  As requested, here are some links to my favorite Passover recipes.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments as I always enjoy hearing from you.  As my mother liked to say,  I wish all of you a sizn Pesach (a sweet Pesach).



Coconut Macaroons

4 large egg whites

1 cup sugar

3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

1 Tbs cake meal

1 Tbs potato starch

6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bar (for drizzling)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat whites till almost stiff and slowly add sugar and  finish beating till stiff.  Mix all dry ingredients and fold into whites.  Using a teaspoon drop on greased cookie sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes and cool completely.  Melt chocolate bar in double boiler and drizzle over macaroons.

Additional Favorites

Persian Haroset


Marinated Eggplant

Tomato Basil Salad

Your Soup, my Matzoh Balls

Matzoh Balls

Mains and Sides

Garlic Chicken

Mushroom Kugel

Potato Nik (Kugel)


Brownie Meringues

Chocolate Chip Mandelbroit



9 thoughts on “Coconut Macaroons and other favorite Passover recipes

  1. About how many macaroons does this recipe make? Looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks!

    • Hi Debbie,

      It depends on how big you make them but no more than 10 from what I remember. Sorry I can’t be more specific!! Yes, I will see you soon!!

      Thanks so much for commenting, I love hearing from you!

  2. Hi Irene, thank you, I’ll definitely let you know how they turn out. I did get your response and wanted to e-mail you but couldn’t find your e-mail address.

  3. Thanks for the roundup. I’m trying to expand my repertoire for Pesach, and these look great.

  4. Hi Irene, the macaroons look great. I’ll be trying the mushroom kugel and the chocolate chip mandelbrot. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi,

      Please let me know how they come out and e-mail me with any questions. Also, let me know if you get this response, I have not figured out if people receive them.

      All the best,

  5. Hi Irene – thanks so much for your great recipes! I love the idea of a “charoset pyramid” and am going to do it this year. So sorry I won’t be able to be at the wedding, am sending our son Bezalel and daughter Eliraz as our representatives. What a great son you have, and what a great daughter-in-law you’re getting! All the best Noga (Wendy) Brachman Fisher, Nancy’s cousin from Fort Worth/Efrat

    • Hi Noga,

      So nice to hear from you!! Thank you, we are pretty thrilled with both Elizabeth and David!!! So glad you liked the idea. We actually have two small olive wood camels that we bought in Israel and put next to the Pyramids.

      I look forward to meeting your children and hopefully we too will meet one day.
      Please let me know if you receive this reply.

      Chag Sameach,

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