From the Four Season's Hotel in Bankok. If you can't find rice vodka, substitute your favorite vodka. Coconut cream can be found in Asian grocery stores or Trader Joe's - This is not cream of coconut (coco Lopez) or skim the cream from the top of a can of full fat coconut milk.
Like many daiquiris, a pineapple daiquiri might be too sweet for some people. Ginger adds heat and cuts the sweetness, so the drink has a more complex flavor and a spicy, warming bite. It also helps calm your stomach, later, if you’ve had too many. Add the ginger to your taste – remember, the fresher the ginger, the hotter the flavor. From Temple of Thai website.
Though it originates in Latin America, a Mojito already shares ingredients that compliment Thai foods. Sugary sweetness, sharp lime juice, and mint are a part of Thai salads like laap. Adding palm sugar instead of cane sugar brings a deeper flavor to the sweetness that balances this cocktail – plus, palm sugar paste dissolves more easily than sugar crystals. The addition of Thai basil gives this Mojito a surprising, peppery kick.
This simple take on the classic holiday drink gets its richness from coconut milk, making it lighter and frothier than eggnog. Just like eggnog, the comfort factor is derived from the heady combination of rum and traditional spices. This is best served cold, or you could even whirl it with ice in a blender.
I found this recipe on a Southeast Asian web site, submitted for ZWT 9. Time does not include marinating overnight . If you have more chicken wings, you don’t have to increase the ratio of the fish sauce exactly. Fish sauce is salty so use your best judgment.
Two favorite flavors in one yummy muffin! Use real butter and quality dark chocolate - Callebaut, Trader Joe's Bittersweet or Dark, Valrhona, you get the idea! I've found Starbucks Via instant coffee a great stand in for instant espresso. Team recipe for Mike and the Appliance Killers ZWT 9 Coffee Plantation Challenge
This a fruity but not too sweet cocktail, perfect for a summer evening or anytime. If you don't have fresh berries defrosted frozen ones will work too. I used marionberries and the smaller amount of sugar. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This is a good, basic go-to buttermilk cake — moist and ever-so-light — a great jumping off point for whatever you can dream up. Try different berries - the original had no almond extract or almonds but I love it. A little cinnamon and nutmeg with pinch of ginger with peach chunks would be delicious. This is a thin cake and cooks very quickly, which is lovely if you invite someone over for coffee and cake and have no cake, or wake up with a craving! Adapted from Gourmet and Smitten Kitchen
Cooking time doesn't include toasting the coconut or chilling the dough.
You can serve these plain or dipped half in chocolate or fill them in pairs with raspberry jam, lime curd, nutella, or my new favorite (which I found at Sugar Pill in Seattle) Hey Boo coconut jam.
Adapted from Bon Appetit, April 2004 by way of Smitten Kitchen
I love coconut and have been wanting to try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Coconut oil can be found at Trader Joe's, Costco, and most major grocery stores. I added the coconut flour to sub for the whole wheat pastry flour.
My adaption of Coconut Bread based on several sources trickling down to SmittenKitchen. She wrote "This loaf, once baked, entirely filled and towered above my 9x5x3 (8-cup) loaf pan, so if yours is smaller, you might want to pour off a little batter into greased muffin tins.
The crumb is more coarse than banana bread, and less squishy-moist. Also the texture changes from the dark crust to the tender center that makes this bread excellent toasted with a pat of butter and sprinkling of powdered sugar.
These are not your typical morning muffins. Yes, you would think that these ingredients do not really go together, but they do! Balsamic vinegar highlights the flavor of strawberries. Some chefs actually say that strawberries are interchangeable with tomatoes because they share many flavor components. Prep time does not include the time for the strawberries to macerate. From the food blog olivetomato