Tropical Tartlets

This month on Tuesdays with Dorie we have had a tropical theme; mango, lime and coconut. Given that none of us can travel beyond our own backyards we are traveling with our food adventures. These tropical tartlets from Baking Chez Moi live up to their name. The filling is comprised of mango, eggs, sugar, coconut,…

Coconut-Lime Sablés

Our latest baking adventure from Dorie’s Cookies, a tropical inspired Coconut-Lime Sablé. As my husband calls these “confused cookies” since they are made in a muffin pan. Normal ingredients include butter, sugar, flour and tropical ingredients coriander, limes, and coconut (sweet, unsweetened, toasted and plain). There is a lot going on in these cookies which…

Coco Rochers

Having just finished Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Creme, which required 4 egg yolks, I had 4 egg whites to make these cookies. These are really for the coconut lover. I had to go out and buy unsweetened coconut for this recipe, Dorie says “sweetened coconut won’t give you the right texture.” This is a simple…

Blondies

Tuesdays with Dorie This blond version of a brownie includes pecans, milk chocolate and coconut. Dorie provides various ways to prepare these; the original recipe calls for a mini muffin tin but I decided to go the easy route and make bars. The top is a little crispy and the center is moist and chewy….

Chocolate-Coconut Tart

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi I took my fellow baker’s suggestions when making this tart. I made the tart dough and coconut filling the day before then baked and filled the tart the next day. It was quite easy to assemble just need time to chill the tart for four hours.  As Dorie mentions,…

French Fridays Coconut-Lemongrass-Braised Pork

I recently had some extra coconut milk leftover and I remembered that Around My French Table had at least one recipe with coconut milk. I decided on this Coconut-Lemongrass-Braised Pork. I substituted pork chops for pork butt since I was making half a recipe. I served this with the optional ingredients of carrots, potatoes and onions….

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Another hit recipe from the Food Network. I took these Pina Colada Cupcakes to a dinner party we were invited to and they were a success with adults and kids. The cake part is flavored with coconut milk, coconut oil, rum and lime juice. I chose to omit the coconut extract since I did not…

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuit? What? This is a cookie I have not heard of before. Per Dorie, “Anzac is an acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, which was created during World War I, and because of its antipodal origins, it’s known as a biscuit rather than a cookie”. I also read our very own food…