Friday, April 20, 2012

FFWD Coconut Friands


So very yummy!
Well, as much as I’d like to say I missed last friday because of the sardine rillettes, that wouldn’t be totally true. It happens that April has been a crazy month for me and, I just couldn’t bring myself to make something I would not eat or enjoy!  However, this week I am more than happy to participate. Coconut Friands…oh my! I love anything with coconut in it!
This recipe is much easier than I would have thought when I first saw it as a French Friday pick! We are in Georgia for my grandsons First Communion so, I made these wonderful little cakes the day before we got on the road. Everything gets mixed by hand into one bowl. Beat the egg whites till smooth and frothy. Then add the other ingredients in order. Coconut is added instead of the traditional ground nuts. Dorie states that Nick Malgieri suggested she try making these with coconut. When it comes to pastry I would trust anything that Nick suggested. He is one of my favorites! These were absolutely wonderful! Very easy and, will definitely be made again and again! Happy Friday Everyone!

This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new cookbook “Around My French Table” or you can also find it here at  Patty’s Food
To see what other Doristas are doing check it out Here.
Egg whites whisked
Oven ready 
These were so easy to make….a new “go to” recipe.
Bet you can’t eat just one…I couldn’t!
These little gems are full of flavor 
Stays well for several days in a tin

35 comments:

  1. They look very lovely in the heart wrappers :-)
    And have a great time in Georgia with the family.

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  2. Very nice! I can't wait to try this recipe in the future when it's not concert week! :) I also love anything with coconut!!

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  3. Really beautiful, Kathy! I loved these, too. From the name, I thought they were some fancy French pastry - it just goes to show everything sounds fancier in French! LOL!

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  4. Wasn't this a fun recipe...so much goodness for very little effort. Your photos are great. I also missed last week...you are right, April is crazy, but sardines are more than I can handle...coconut, on the other hand, is right up there with good chocolate...I can eat it everyday! Enjoyed your post.

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  5. Thsee look lovely, Kathy! I especially love the polka-dotted cake wrappers you used. I don't like coconut, but my sister stepped in to both bake and blog.

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  6. They turned out great! I wish I could find long strands of coconut, they make a much prettier friand.

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  7. These look perfect, and I'm so jealous you had purple cupcake papers on hand.

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  8. Love your little wrappers, they add just the right color to these cakes. I was also not expecting that these would be as incredibly easy as they were. Or that they would be so darn tasty!

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  9. Wow - look at that sweet crumb. Between Nick and Dorie - I would say these are winners.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful photos - your Coconut Friands look delicious. And I love the violet color of your cupcake wrappers. Very nice presentation!

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  11. Kathy, I love how you made these yummy coconut friands in a cupcake shape...very inviting, and droolworthy, for sure, I too love coconut anything, and everything!
    Have a wonderful weekend:DDD

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  12. What a perfect treat for your grandsons first communion celebration! And they travel so easily. We loved them. Great photos.

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  13. These were a super easy treat to bake and I will definitely make these again too! I'm sure your family enjoyed them :)

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  14. I really enjoyed these, and I can't wait to try them with fruit!

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  15. I love Nick, too! AND coconut...glad you enjoyed these, too :) Congrats to your grandson...it doesn't seem that long ago that mine were going through their sacraments.

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  16. Your Coconut Friands look delicious. I really liked this recipe also. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Happy Friday, Kathy! It's been a crazy April for me too for some reason.

    Congratulations to your Grandson! Your Friands look simply lovely. I bet they were a wonderful snack to have on hand for the visit.

    I can't wait to go to Idaho in May to see my grandkids. Enjoy cherished moments in Georgia with your family:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  18. Congrats to your grandson :) your friands looks good. Have a nice time in Gerorgia with your family.

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  19. Beautiful photos and beautiful friands, Kathy! These were a delight to make weren't they?! I bet they kept well during your trip.

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  20. It's wonderful to be able to enjoy the grandchildren celebrate all their special days, isn't it? Hubby and I have been so
    fortunate in that regard. Your friands look great, so moist inside. We enjoyed these too, and I would love to try them adding some of Dorie's suggestions. Happy weekend.

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  21. They look so pretty! I bet your family enjoyed them. Congratulations on your grandson's First Communion.

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  22. Your friands looks so good! I agree, coconut is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend in Georgia and congrats on the First Communion!

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  23. Kathy, These really are delicious, aren't they. I hope you took them on your Georgia trip because, although they are best warm, just from the oven, I just finished my last one (3rd day) and it was very good. My friend's son had his first Communion today (that's why her Mom and Dad were here from Spain for Easter - the whole family from France, England, Spain and Califonia arrived this week!!). aren't you the proud grandmother. Congratulations. Mary

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  24. I love recipes that stay well for several days!! These look amazing!

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  25. Beautiful little treats Kathy! I would love to pick couple of them for my afternoon tea!

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  26. These look so moist and flavorful! Yum.

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  27. I love how moist and fluffy they look!

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  28. Me too...I love anything with coconut. I should definitely bake with it more. They look so moist and chewy!

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  30. Your little friands are adorable - and I love your pretty butterfly tablecloth. Enjoy your time in Georgia!

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  31. Ooooo these look so soft, delicate and delicious! Great to see how everything comes together so easily and in just one pan without any fuss. Little work but great reward...perfect combo for me ;)

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  32. Beautiful! I was pleasantly surprised how quick and easy these were to make. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  33. Nick is one of my favorites too! These friands look great.

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  34. These were wonderful! I know how you feel, I'm really not into lamb and trying to work myself into cooking something I won't eat or enjoy tonight. My apologies to be so late to read this week, it's just been one of those weeks. Hope you enjoyed your grandson!

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  35. Those little gems are so cute in their purple wrappers! I am also from the coconut lover group :)

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