Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The weekend before Easter I did some more baking for hospice and part of my baking package was these coconut whispers. The recipe came from Ladies, A Plate and makes lovely little sweet cookies that are almost macaroon like – probably only for the fact that they have got coconut in them, as the recipe is not remotely like that of a macaroon recipe. Crispy on the outside, but with the lovely chewiness that coconut gives, these were easy cookies to make and have very few ingredients. Unfortunately I cant give you the recipe today as all my cook books are still packed up.
My sister gave me Alyson Gofton’s new book Bake as a house warming present. Baking must be having a revival as since the publishing of Ladies, A Plate, I have noticed a few new cook books on the market featuring baking recipes. This new book had a gorgeous pink cover and devotes one recipe to a page with every recipe being photographed. There are lots of old fashioned favourites (chocolate self saucing pudding, variations on shortbread, anzac biscuits etc) as well as some new recipes that I am looking forward to trying out once my new kitchen is up and running.
There have been a couple of minor hiccups with the new kitchen – one being that the smaller oven and one of the dish drawers they gave us iridium finish rather than stainless steel (don’t know why because all of the other appliances are stainless steel) and we wont have a kitchen bench until next week – at the moment we have got a temporary sink and bench on the island. I will wait and post some photos of the kitchen once it is all complete.