Coconut Sugar Cookies

My Coconut Sugar Cookies are not as coconut-ty as they could be, in fact, the only coconut I use in my dough is coconut extract.  Normally I would top my buttercream with shredded coconut, but as I am baking these cookies for Easter, I decided on pastel piped buttercream instead. I confess to owning a…

Snowdrift Muffins

My snowdrift muffins are coconut muffins with white chocolate chips.  Decent fresh fruit is hard to find at this time of the year, and I have been branching out into the use of other dried and preserved fruits.  I love dried coconut, but it has the tendency to dry out your baked goods if you…

Tahini Fudge

My fudge did not turn out as solid as I would have liked it this year, and that is, in a large part, due to me not going back and revising the basic techniques for fudge making before I start testing new recipes.  My bad.  Making chocolate-less fudge can always be little bit dicey, but…

Red Current Puffs

Now that I have made the Red Current Curd, in what new and creative ways can I use it? …Well, turn it into a Red Current Puff… of course…. The golden pâte à choux puffs are delightful templates for the delicately flavored yet velvety rich red current curd.  A light sprinkle of shredded coconut finishes…

Almond Joy Iced Coffee

There is a wonderful coffee/donut shop along Massachusetts’ southern shore that serves up New England style iced coffees inspired by classic American candy bars.  Four hours, usually more due to Boston traffic, is a long ways to drive in order to get an iced coffee, no matter how good it is, so I have taken…

Carrot Cake

A beautifully light, tangy, spiced carrot cake coated in fluffy cream cheese frosting.  I make this special cake once a year, at the end of every May, for my Dad’s Birthday. Ingredients: 2 cups Flour 1 cup Sugar ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp ground Cloves ½ tsp ground Allspice 10 oz…