Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lemon Treats

Lemon, walnuts, sesame seeds, coconut and dates, blended in the food processor, rolled and chilled. Super easy, super delicious. Thanks Pam for bringing these in the office today.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Apricot-Coconut Macaroons
Adapted from Wolfgang Puck's Adventures in the Kitchen

1-1/2 cups packed dried apricots, each cut into 4 pieces
1/2 cup water
3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon sugar
4-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a Silpat).
In a saucepan, combine apricots, water and 1 tablespoon sugar. On medium heat, poach apricots until about 1 tablespoon of water remains. Cool slightly and transfer to food processor fitted with steel blade.
Add the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, egg whites and 1/2 cup coconut and process until the apricots are pureed. Transfer to a bowl and add remaining 4 cups of coconut. Mix until combined. The mixture should hold together when pinched. 
Using your hands, form and pinch together macaroons, each about 2 ounces. Arrange on the baking sheet and bake until the tops are well browned, 15-20 minutes. 

They are amazing!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bruce Paltrow's World Famous Pancakes
Recipe from Goop

Buttermilk and eggs make these pancakes light and crepe-like. Blueberries make a nice addition too. The batter will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lemon and Toasted-Coconut Meringue Pie
Recipe from Bon Appetite

Great twist on a lemon meringue pie. Notes: In the filling, I used a little less sugar to make it more tart and only one stick of butter. (Couldn't bring myself to add another half stick!). 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Marinated Roasted Peppers with Capers and Mozzarella
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

Be sure to use fresh mozzarella and lots of it!