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What is coconut cream?

What is coconut cream?

Coconut cream is a type of coconut milk, the creamy liquid that comes from pressing fresh coconut meat. The difference between coconut milk and coconut cream is the consistency. Coconut cream is very thick, almost paste-like, and contains much less water than coconut milk does. It has a creamy, slightly oily texture to it and a distinct coconut flavor and is good for use in ... Read More »

Pina Colada Scones

Pina Colada Scones

An icy, blended pina colada is a drink that reminds me of being on vacation in Hawaii, where I’ve had some of the best pina coladas (in the best atmosphere) that I can remember. It’s a combination of coconut, pineapple and rum blended up with lots of ice. Every time I have one, it takes me back to my last trip out there. And even ... Read More »

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Freeze dried fruit is something that I see a lot in stores (Trader Joe’s carries a big variety), mostly because it is being marketed as a healthy snack food. I do not like eating freeze dried fruit on its own, but it can be good in cereal and is a great way to add a lot of flavor to baked goods that you couldn’t otherwise ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Shredded Sweetened Coconut, reviewed

Trader Joe's Coconut packaging

Trader Joe’s recently added a new product to their ever popular “Baker Josef’s” line of baking products: Shredded Sweetened Coconut. Shredded coconut is a product that I like to use a lot in baking, from muffins to pies, and I typically stock up on it at a regular market, where there are usually two brands or so to choose from. I’ve seen this product on ... Read More »

Vanilla Coconut Muffins

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Coconut fans will want to bookmark these Vanilla Coconut Muffins because, although they look plain, they are delicious muffins that deliver a lot of flavor. I happen to be a big fan of coconut myself, and one of my pet peeves about some coconut recipes is that they don’t have very much coconut in them. These muffins don’t fit that mold at all. They are ... Read More »

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut Oil Pie Crust

Coconut oil is a type of vegetable oil made from pressing the natural oil out of coconut meat. It is becoming more and more popular, and is now more widely available than ever before. Like any fat, it has many culinary uses, but because it is a solid a room temperature, it is popular for bakers looking for an alternative to regular vegetable shortening in ... Read More »

Macadamia Coconut Cookie Brittle

Macadamia Coconut Cookie Brittle

Cookie brittle is made by pressing cookie dough into a very thin layer and baking it until it is crispy and can be broken into irregular chunks, just as regular peanut or nut brittle can be. It has a crispy texture to it and a very appealing, candy-like look to it. Cookie brittle is definitely a change of pace from your average cookie – but ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut and Lime Scones

Toasted Coconut and Lime Scones

Coconut and lime make a great, tropical combination in many different drinks and desserts. They also make a good match at breakfast, even though I’ll admit that it was a drink that inspired the creation of these Toasted Coconut and Lime Scones! The scones are made with toasted coconut and have a warm, buttery flavor to them thanks to the buttermilk in the dough. They’re ... Read More »

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