You gotta' love coconut if you're going to love these macaroons. If you do love coconut then these are the cookies for you!!
Unlike most of the macaroons I've tasted for Passover, these are not terribly sweet -- such a nice change ...
Lillian Kaplun. This is the woman who’s name is on the cover of the first cook book belonging to me. And the second cook book and the third … but I only ever used the first. I felt a personal kinship to her: as a young wife my mother, who was always a really good cook and a great baker, took baking lessons from Lillian Kaplun. Many years before that, Ms. Kaplun lived in a small Northern Ontario town, where my maternal grandmother lived as a young bride — my grandmother always claimed that the recipe for Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing (a dessert staple in our house!), was actually her own! Oh, how intertwined!!
I wasn't going to post again this week, but just wanted to share ...
Wanting to take something to a New Year's Eve get-together, but finding myself with little time to prepare: it had to be something quick and innovative.
You know that horrible moment of realization: you've finished preparing a dish, only to find a key ingredient still sitting on your counter. Or worse, you forget to put something in, only to find out too late to re-bake or remedy.
A few years back, with an abundance of strawberries on on my counter we decided to make a strawberry shortcake. I actually think it was my daughter Leah’s idea: she was coming home to visit and thought it would be the perfect thing to prepare. She was right!
If I recall correctly, that year it was such a hit I ended up making five cakes in a very short time — two over that very first weekend.
Now, the onset of summer always means Strawberry Shortcake; the berries are super sweet, the temperatures are hot and no one wants a heavy dessert. And, if there’s ever any leftovers it makes a wonderfully decadent breakfast!