Hey everyone! I spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen this past week so I have a lot to catch you up on. First is my Sundays with Joy recipe. I made Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroon Ice Cream, and it was soo good and very easy to make.
Coconut milk and toasted coconut churned and you get a great icecream. It is even better topped off with a chocolate shell made with coconut oil. I have never used coconut milk and coconut oil so I was glad I got to try it. My friend Andrea at behealthybehappybelocal.com has a great blog post on the many uses of coconut. Please check it out!
The next Sundays with Joy recipe is Zucchini and Potato Pancakes. Should be interesting!
One of the blogs that I follow, I Am Baker, started Desserts for the Deserving last year. Through this blog, someone can nominate a person who has been through a difficult time, has overcome an obstacle, or is just a great person. Then someone else can volunteer to bake something or make a craft and ship it to the person he or she is paired with. When I saw this, I jumped at the opportunity to bake for someone. I decided to make two types of cookies for a woman in Canada who despite all she has been through, always has a smile on her face and is always there for her family. So I made coconut macaroons from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook and Tender Toffee-Chocolate Rounds from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion. I really hope she enjoyed the special treat!!!
I finished my week by making a 30th birthday cake and cupcakes. Despite the heat and humidity and trying to prevent the frosting from melting, I really enjoyed working on this. I was asked to make the cake look like an old fashion record player. I wanted to keep it simple without a lot of extra things all over it. I think it came out pretty good.
I was also asked to make cupcakes with a record on top. Most of the records have the name of a band in his record collection.
I will be busy baking again this upcoming week. I have another cake to do as well as some fresh blueberries and raspberries that need to be made into delicous desserts. And of course, another Sundays with Joy recipe.
See you soon! 🙂