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"Baking: From My Home to Yours" (Part 3)


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Hey guys. Does anyone have access to their book right now? I'm thinking of making the coconut tea cake tonight and I'll need to pick up a few things on my way home. Does the recipe call for whole milk? Other than the coconut milk and the basics (like flour, sugar, butter, etc), are there any other ingredients?

thanks!

http://www.bigcitylittlekitchen.com/2008/1...conut-tea-cake/

Many of the recipes can be found online. I left my book in Canada, so online searching is the only way I can get most of the recipe!

You rock, thanks!! :wub:

I'm gonna go bake something…

wanna come with?

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You rock, thanks!! :wub:

You're welcome!

Now my turn to ask a question. . .

The French yoghurt cake--can it be multiplied without any problems? I want to triple the recipe--if I do that, are there any modifications I need to make?

It's too hot to bake in Japan, so my goal is to make 3 cakes at once!

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Ok, I'm in list making mode. I updated the list of recipes we have made from this book since I last posted the list. It's pretty darn impressive. I think we can easily bake the entire book. In all the cook-the-book threads, I don't think any book has been entirely completed. By my count, we have made 182 recipes, leaving about 61 not counting "playing arounds" and other variations.

The Ones We've Baked

1. Allspice Muffins

2. Almost Fudge Gateau

3. Alsatian Apple Tart

4. Apple Cheddar Scones

5. Apple Coconut Family Cake

6. Apple Nut Muffin Cake

7. Apple pie cake

8. Applesauce Spice Bars

9. Arborio rice pudding

10. Basic Biscuits

11. Bill’s Big Carrot Cake

12. Biscotti

13. Bittersweet Brownies

14. Black and White Banana Loaf

15. Black and White Chocolate Cake

16. Blackberry Cobbler

17. Blueberry Brown Sugar Plain Cake

18. Blueberry Crumb Cake

19. Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

20. Bostock

21. Bourbon Bread Pudding

22. Brioche Raisin Snails

23. Brown Sugar Apple Cheesecake

24. Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

25. Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread Cookies

26. Brownie Buttons

27. Brrrr-ownies

28. Buttermilk biscuits

29. Buttery Jam cookies

30. Caramel Brownie Cake

31. Caramel Crunch bars

32. Caramel peanut topped brownie cake

33. Caramel Pumpkin Pie

34. Caramel Topped Flan

35. Caramelized Apple Bread Pudding

36. Cardamom Crumb Cake

37. Carrot Spice Muffins

38. Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte

39. Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

40. Chewy Chunky Blondies

41. Chipster Topped Brownies

42. Choco-ginger Crackles

43. Chocolate Amaretti Torte

44. Chocolate Biscotti

45. Chocolate Bread Pudding

46. Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Cake

47. Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

48. Chocolate Chocolate Chunk muffins

49. Chocolate Chunkers

50. Chocolate Crunch Caramel Tart

51. Chocolate Cupcakes

52. Chocolate Ganache Gelato

53. Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

54. Chocolate Mint Chip ice cream

55. Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars

56. Chocolate Oatmeal drops

57. Chocolate Pudding

58. Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

59. Chocolate Soufflé

60. Choco-nana Bread

61. Chunky Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chipsters

62. Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

63. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

64. Cinnamon Squares

65. Classic Banana Bundt Cake

66. Classic Berry Tart

67. Classic Brownies

68. Cocoa Almond Meringues

69. Cocoa Buttermilk Birthday Cake

70. Coconut Orange Tea Cake

71. Coconut Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

72. Coconut Tea Cake

73. Coffee Break Muffins

74. Corniest Corn Muffins

75. Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf

76. Cottage Cheese Pufflets

77. Cranapple Crisps

78. Cranberry Lime Galette

79. Cranberry Shortbread Cake

80. Cranberry Upside Downer

81. Cream Puff Ring

82. Cream Scones

83. Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet

84. Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart

85. Depth of Fall Butternut Squash Pie

86. Devil’s Food White Out Cake

87. Devilish Shortcakes

88. Dimply Plum Cake

89. Double apple bundt cake

90. Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

91. Dressy Chocolate Loaf

92. Earl Grey Madelines

93. Espresso Cheesecake Brownie

94. Espresso Chocolate Shortbread

95. Far Breton

96. Flaky Apple Turnovers

97. Florida Pie

98. Fluted Ricotta Cake

99. Fold Over Pear Torte

100. French Chocolate Brownies

101. French Pear Tart

102. Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread

103. Fresh Mango Bread

104. Ginger Jazzed Brownies

105. Golden Brioche

106. Good for Everything Pie Crust

107. Gooey Chocolate Cakes

108. Grandma’s All Occasion Sugar Cookies

109. Great Grains Muffins

110. Holiday Bundt Cake

111. Honey Nut Brownies

112. Honey Peach Ice Cream

113. Honey’s Apple Cake

114. Key Lime Cheesecake

115. Lemon Cream Tart

116. Lemon Poppyseed muffins

117. Lenox Almond Biscotti

118. Linzer Cookies

119. Lots of Ways Banana Cake

120. Madeleines

121. Maple Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

122. Marbled banana chocolate loaf cake

123. Marbled Cheesecake

124. Marbled Loaf Cake

125. Midnight Crackle cookies

126. Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes

127. Mini Madeleines

128. Mocha Chocolate Bundt Cake?

129. Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

130. My Best Chocolate Chip cookies

131. Normandy Apple Tart

132. Nutty Chocolaty Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake

133. Oatmeal Breakfast Loaf

134. Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones

135. Orange Berry Muffins

136. Orange Cream Tart

137. Orange Current Sunshine Muffins

138. Parisian Apple Tarts

139. Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

140. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

141. Peanut Butter Torte

142. Peanuttiest Blondies

143. Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

144. Perfection Pound Cake

145. Pot de Crème

146. Pound Cake

147. Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

148. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

149. Quintuple Chocolate Brownies

150. Raspberry Coulis

151. Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

152. Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart

153. Rugelach

154. Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cakes

155. Russian Grandmother’s Apple Cake

156. Sables

157. Salt and Pepper Cocoa Cookies

158. Savoury Corn Muffins

159. Snickery Squares

160. Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

161. Sour Cream Pecan Biscuits

162. Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie

163. Split Level Pudding

164. Sugar Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

165. Swedish Visiting Cake

166. Sweet Cream Biscuits

167. Sweet Potato Biscuits

168. Tarte Noir

169. Tarte Tatin

170. Tartest Lemon Tart

171. Tenderest Shortcakes

172. Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

173. Thumbprints

174. Tiramisu

175. Toasted Almond Scones

176. Toffee Brown Sugar Ice Cream Bars

177. Tribute to Katherine Hepburn Brownies

178. Vanilla ice cream

179. White Chocolate Blonde Raspberry Brownies

180. White Chocolate Brownies

181. World Peace Cookies

182. Yogurt Cake

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The Ones We Have NOT. I'm sure some of you have made some of these. Can I move them to other column? Like the rice pudding, vanilla ice cream, Katz brownies. Surely someone has made those. I think I'll do the Brioche Plum Tart next week.

1. All American All Delicious Apple Pie

2. Apple Apple Bread Pudding

3. Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

4. Banana Cream Pie

5. Brioche Plum Tart

6. Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

7. Café Volcano Cookies

8. Chestnut Scones

9. Chockablock Cookies

10. Chocolate Armagnac Cake

11. Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

12. Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream

13. Chocolate Cream Tart

14. Chocolate Spice Quickies

15. Citrus Current Sunshine Muffins

16. Coconut Butter Thins

17. Coffee Ice Cream Tart

18. Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

19. Crème Brulee

20. Date Nut Loaf

21. Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

22. Dulce de Leche Duos

23. Fig Cake for Fall

24. Flip Over Plum Cake

25. Floating Islands

26. Fluff Filled Chocolate Madeleines

27. Fluted Polenta and Ricotta Cake

28. Gingered Carrot Cookies

29. Granola Grabbers

30. Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

31. Honey Almond Fig Tart

32. Honey Nut Scones

33. Honey Wheat Cookies

34. Kugelhopf

35. La Paletter’s Strawberry Tart

36. Lemon Cup Custard

37. Lime Cream Meringue Pie

38. Lots of Ways Banana Cake

39. Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

40. Marshmallows

41. Mixed Berry Cobbler

42. Mrs Vogel’s Scherben

43. My Favorite Pecan Pie

44. Pecan Powder Puffs

45. Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits

46. Puffed Double Plum Tart

47. Raisin Swirl Bread

48. Raspberry Blanc Manger

49. Real Butterscotch Pudding

50. Rice Pudding

51. Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

52. Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies

53. Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp

54. Summer Fruit Galette

55. Sweet Potato Biscuits

56. Tarte Fine

57. Toasted Coconut Custard Tart

58. Tourtely Apple Tart

59. Translucent Maple Tuiles

60. Tropical Crumble

61. Vanilla Ice Cream

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I just returned from a wonderful cottage week on Georgian Bay in Ontario. Crystal clear water and gorgeous rocks - and, really, the first nice summer weather of the season. It's always a bit of a crap shoot in regards to kitchen equipment in a rental cottage so I load the car up with far more stuff than I think I could possibly use. I even packed in "the" book, as I think of it. This particular cottage, though great in every other way, was, to put it kindly, kitchen deficient.

I do like to inaugurate the corn season with Dorie's corniest corn muffins and, of course, there was no muffin pan and nor had I thought to bring one. I did bring a 9X2 baking pan though - so I made up the batter, poured it in and baked it for 25 minutes. It turned out fabulously. DH thought it was the best corn bread ever; and, I have to agree with him. I'll be making it like that in the future even if a muffin pan is

right at hand.

Kathy

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I've made the Granola Grabbers more than once, and they are excellent. I replaced the peanuts with pecans, since the granola I used had pecans in it. Hard to stop grabbing them.

Catherine, I'll move them over to the other list.

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The list is mind-boggling! I just saw that no one has made the rice pudding -- phew! It needs to be cooked for 50 minutes -- the recipe says 30. Aargh and sorry.

The Ones We Have NOT.  I'm sure some of you have made some of these.  Can I move them to other column?  Like the rice pudding, vanilla ice cream, Katz brownies.  Surely someone has made those.  I think I'll do the Brioche Plum Tart next week.

1.  All American All Delicious Apple Pie

2.  Apple Apple Bread Pudding

3.  Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

4.  Banana Cream Pie

5.  Brioche Plum Tart

6.  Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

7.  Café Volcano Cookies

8.  Chestnut Scones

9.  Chockablock Cookies

10.  Chocolate Armagnac Cake

11.  Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

12.  Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream

13.  Chocolate Cream Tart

14.  Chocolate Spice Quickies

15.  Citrus Current Sunshine Muffins

16.  Coconut Butter Thins

17.  Coffee Ice Cream Tart

18.  Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

19.  Crème Brulee

20.  Date Nut Loaf

21.  Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

22.  Dulce de Leche Duos

23.  Fig Cake for Fall

24.  Flip Over Plum Cake

25.  Floating Islands

26.  Fluff Filled Chocolate Madeleines

27.  Fluted Polenta and Ricotta Cake

28.  Gingered Carrot Cookies

29.  Granola Grabbers

30.  Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

31.  Honey Almond Fig Tart

32.  Honey Nut Scones

33.  Honey Wheat Cookies

34.  Kugelhopf

35.  La Paletter’s Strawberry Tart

36.  Lemon Cup Custard

37.  Lime Cream Meringue Pie

38.  Lots of Ways Banana Cake

39.  Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

40.  Marshmallows

41.  Mixed Berry Cobbler

42.  Mrs Vogel’s Scherben

43.  My Favorite Pecan Pie

44.  Pecan Powder Puffs

45.  Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits

46.  Puffed Double Plum Tart

47.  Raisin Swirl Bread

48.  Raspberry Blanc Manger

49.  Real Butterscotch Pudding

50.  Rice Pudding

51.  Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

52.  Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies

53.  Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp

54.  Summer Fruit Galette

55.  Sweet Potato Biscuits

56.  Tarte Fine

57.  Toasted Coconut Custard Tart

58.  Tourtely Apple Tart

59.  Translucent Maple Tuiles

60.  Tropical Crumble

61.  Vanilla Ice Cream

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The Ones We Have NOT.  I'm sure some of you have made some of these.  Can I move them to other column?  Like the rice pudding, vanilla ice cream, Katz brownies.  Surely someone has made those.  I think I'll do the Brioche Plum Tart next week.

1.  All American All Delicious Apple Pie

2.  Apple Apple Bread Pudding

3.  Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

4.  Banana Cream Pie

5.  Brioche Plum Tart

6.  Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

7.  Café Volcano Cookies

8.  Chestnut Scones

9.  Chockablock Cookies

10.  Chocolate Armagnac Cake

11.  Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

12.  Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream

13.  Chocolate Cream Tart

14.  Chocolate Spice Quickies

15.  Citrus Current Sunshine Muffins

16.  Coconut Butter Thins

17.  Coffee Ice Cream Tart

18.  Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

19.  Crème Brulee

20.  Date Nut Loaf

21.  Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

22.  Dulce de Leche Duos

23.  Fig Cake for Fall

24.  Flip Over Plum Cake

25.  Floating Islands

26.  Fluff Filled Chocolate Madeleines

27.  Fluted Polenta and Ricotta Cake

28.  Gingered Carrot Cookies

29.  Granola Grabbers

30.  Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

31.  Honey Almond Fig Tart

32.  Honey Nut Scones

33.  Honey Wheat Cookies

34.  Kugelhopf

35.  La Paletter’s Strawberry Tart

36.  Lemon Cup Custard

37.  Lime Cream Meringue Pie

38.  Lots of Ways Banana Cake

39.  Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

40.  Marshmallows

41.  Mixed Berry Cobbler

42.  Mrs Vogel’s Scherben

43.  My Favorite Pecan Pie

44.  Pecan Powder Puffs

45.  Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits

46.  Puffed Double Plum Tart

47.  Raisin Swirl Bread

48.  Raspberry Blanc Manger

49.  Real Butterscotch Pudding

50.  Rice Pudding

51.  Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

52.  Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies

53.  Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp

54.  Summer Fruit Galette

55.  Sweet Potato Biscuits

56.  Tarte Fine

57.  Toasted Coconut Custard Tart

58.  Tourtely Apple Tart

59.  Translucent Maple Tuiles

60.  Tropical Crumble

61.  Vanilla Ice Cream

I have the burnt sugar ice cream base in my fridge and am planning to churn it tonight -- will report back! And I have made Dorie's marshmellow, but I didn't have great results -- I do better with non-egg-white marshmellows (I'm sure it's a character flaw of some kind).

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I have the burnt sugar ice cream base in my fridge and am planning to churn it tonight -- will report back!  And I have made Dorie's marshmellow, but I didn't have great results -- I do better with non-egg-white marshmellows (I'm sure it's a character flaw of some kind).

I must have the same genetic flaw, because I too prefer my marshmallows without egg whites. I just like the way they taste better.

MelissaH

MelissaH

Oswego, NY

Chemist, writer, hired gun

Say this five times fast: "A big blue bucket of blue blueberries."

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I have the burnt sugar ice cream base in my fridge and am planning to churn it tonight -- will report back!  And I have made Dorie's marshmellow, but I didn't have great results -- I do better with non-egg-white marshmellows (I'm sure it's a character flaw of some kind).

Please do! I am getting back into ice creams having not made any this summer until about 2 weeks ago.

Dorie, thanks for your note re: the rice pudding. I thought someone here had made it, but I must be thinking of TWD.

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Burnt Sugar Ice Cream Report:  Simply wonderful!  Be sure to let the caramel cook long enough, and you will be rewarded with a completely tantalizing caramel ice cream.  We ate it with sugared and toasted sliced almonds on top, and I'm tempted to mix them into the ice cream next time I make it.

Thanks, Ruth.

Anyone know if I can easily double the Dimply Plum cake and use a 9x13 pan? I want to make it for tomorrow's luncheon at school, but the recipe as is will be too small. (I am also making the blueberry crumb bars from smittenkitchen.com)

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I have never, ever baked a thing in my life but because of this thread I purchased Dorie's book and also Sherry Yard's "Secrets of Baking" which I have not looked at yet so cannot comment.

I have tried two things from Dorie's book. The peanut butter cookies and Applesauce spice bars. Both were a resounding success. I am now the hero of my senior's apt. bldg and suddenly have a lot of friends :laugh:

Thank you Dorie and all who have participated in this thread. BTW, I have read each and every post while waiting for the book to arrive.

I now feel confident to try more involved baking. Again thank you Dorie. :wub:

Bill

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The Ones We Have NOT. I'm sure some of you have made some of these. Can I move them to other column? Like the rice pudding, vanilla ice cream, Katz brownies. Surely someone has made those. I think I'll do the Brioche Plum Tart next week.

Jean Blanchard made the arborio rice pudding way back here.

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Just an update. The World Peace cookies were also a success. It is just wonderful that a complete baking newbie could have all these first-time successes. A credit to a great, well tested cookbook.

One serious complaint about the Applesauce Spice Bars though. The book states they will last 3 days at room temperature. Hell, they never made it through the afternoon. Second time was as good as the first, so it was not a fluke. Hey Mom! I can bake :laugh:

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I'm putting together my baking artillery. In BFMHTY, Pyrex glass cake pans are the favored 'pan' for cakes.

Can anyone help me to find these? All I seem to get in my searches are used ones.

I have no round cake pans so I have the opportunity to get right the first time.

Does anyone have a recommendation for the ideal width of tart pans for the recipes in the book?

I just read in one of the other topics, how when you try a new recipe, it calls for a pot or pan which one does not quite have.

How true, I just bought a 10.25 tart pan and I think for recipes that call for a 9" , the extra 1.25" might really effect the outcome.

Now I'm looking for a 9" one, as I am buying new, want to get it a 9 incher exactly and all I seem to find, of the ones I want to purchase, are 9.5"

9.5" is not so far away from 10.25, LOL round and round we go !!! :blink:

Dark color makes for dark crust or regular tin, does it make a difference?

I am eager to start making these wonderful looking and sounding recipes!

Edited by Aloha Steve (log)

edited for grammar & spelling. I do it 95% of my posts so I'll state it here. :)

"I have never developed indigestion from eating my words."-- Winston Churchill

Talk doesn't cook rice. ~ Chinese Proverb

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Hi Aloha Steve,

It's great to hear about your successes and I love your enthusiasm.

About your batterie de cuisine. The Pyrex pans I use are the rectangular 7-x-11 and 9-x-13-inch pans and the round pie plate and deep-dish pie pans that are 9 inches in diameter. These are available through amazon.com and you should be able to find them in most kitchen shops. In fact, I bet you could find them in a supermarket.

As for the round cake pans, look for pans with 2-inch-high sides. I prefer light- rather than dark-metal cake pans and nonstick is nice, but not necessary. Pans with 2-inch high sides should be available at Sur la Table, Williams-Sonoma, Wilton or a good kitchenware shop.

As for the tart pans, a 9 1/2-inch diameter pan is fine. Tart pan sizes can be a little problemmatic because those that are made in Europe are slightly different than those made in America. You're right though, if you use a 10 1/2-inch pan, it will change the recipe's results -- but you'll be fine with a pan that's 9 to 9 1/2 inches.

Hope this helps. Looking forward to hearing more about your baking adventure -- Dorie

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Thank you Dorie for the guidance.

We will be going to Paris tomorrow night for a couple of weeks. I hope to see the City afresh, thru your writings as well as having just read JC's "My Life In France"

We are in the 4th ARRA, usually don't make it past our 'market' street two blocks away. However, this time we are determined to broaden our travels for and about all things food. We are a 15 minute walk to E.DEHILLERIN, pass it every time we go to the Louvre but never stop in. This time we go inside ! :rolleyes:

edited for grammar & spelling. I do it 95% of my posts so I'll state it here. :)

"I have never developed indigestion from eating my words."-- Winston Churchill

Talk doesn't cook rice. ~ Chinese Proverb

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I'm about to finish off the Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte but I had a question for anyone that's made it. For the mousse, do you not whip the heavy cream separately and fold it into the marscarpone/cream cheese mixture? The way the recipe is written it sounds like you just dump the heavy cream in, as is. That doesn't sound very "mousse-like" does it?

Also, I left out the pepper from the brownie. Has anyone tried it with the pepper? I just couldn't bring myself to put it in! I guess my palate has not matured enough to appreciate this combination...

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Last week I provided munchies for a group of fellow election campaign volunteers, and for something sweet made the "chewy, chunky blondies." They were perfect, a snap to make and so good. I didn't have the butterscotch chips on hand but otherwise followed the recipe. Enough chocolate for those who must have it, but lots of nuts and caramel-ly flavors from the brown sugar for others (like me) who OD easily on chocolate. The coconut was an inspired addition. This recipe deserves regular rotation for potlucks or family bbqs. With vanilla ice cream, I can imagine using this recipe as the basis for a great ice cream sandwich variation.

Aloha Steve, report back on your purchases at E. Dehillerin, one of the greatest places to shop EVER!


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