Passover is almost here. It begins on April 14th and lasts for 8 days. I have become completely fascinated with all the foods and traditions that surround this holiday. I never experienced the culture and foods of people of the Jewish faith when I was growing up. I only knew a handful of kids that were even Catholic, and that was only on holidays.
Now living in a more populous location, we run into lots of people from so many backgrounds. My son has lots of questions for me about his friends foods and traditions, and I’m eager to help him learn and more fully understand his classmates and their families.
Of course, the most popular religion he wants to learn more about is Judaism. He has a good friend with a one Catholic parent and one Jewish parent so they are constantly celebrating. I can tell my son is so envious, and can’t understand why we just can’t be two religions too.
So to help my son learn more about the kids around him, and so that I can in turn also learn more about different cultures, we like to make foods that are traditional to different religious holidays and cultural traditions, like these little passover macaroons.
These macaroons were so easy to make. You just take a big bag of sweetened coconut, a can of sweetened condensed milk, some egg whites and a little vanilla extract. That’s it! It’s so simple. You can make them as directed below by whipping the egg whites, or just mix them in.
After they bake, just dip them in some melted chocolate and done!
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