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Strawberry Fool with Cardamom and Coconut Chocolate Ganache

A fool is an English dessert of distinction. There is no entomological agreement about how “fool” came to mean dessert. Originally, in the late 1500’s, the dessert was specifically a sweet custard into which one folded pureed stewed fruit, in particular gooseberries, which actually need some cooking to be enjoyable. Over time, other fruits have…

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Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Caramel or Dolce de Leche

Good food is edible. Great food is edible art. Such is the story of this cookie which could double as a gem in Madison Avenue storefront. If you have a sweet tooth, if you love coconut, then this cookie is for you. Small coconut balls are given a thumbprint impression, then baked. The indent is…

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Chocolate Kissed Macaroons

No, no chocolate is evident in the picture. The complete recipe is below, with the chocolate, but the teenagers consuming the cookies were, to be direct, gloriously impatient. Some of the macaroons were dipped in chocolate, many were not, and the only ones left were unadorned with chocolate. The Manhattan/Hunter College High School for the…

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No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Oatmeal

I first blogged this recipe three years ago. It’s a childhood favorite that I keep returning to.  This time, though, I used one of the options: adding a cup of shredded coconut. A very good cookie was elevated to sweet perfection. This cookie recipe has three special features. No baking. No flour. No eggs. For…

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