FFwD: Coconut Friands
This week the French Friday group made small tea cakes: Coconut Friands. These were simple to put together requiring only a few ingredients that you most likely have in the pantry unless you belong to the anti-coconut group. I must admit that until I read some of the comments about this recipe I don’t believe I have ever known anyone who didn’t like coconut. Dorie prefers these made with unsweetened shredded coconut. I could not locate unsweetened so I used the sweetened I already had.
I baked these in fluted mini muffin tins. I checked and mine held 2 1/2 tablespoons of water just as Dorie’s does. Maybe I overfilled mine as I only got 15 friands from this recipe even though Dorie says she gets 24. I had meant to put candied cheeries into these and I’m sorry I forgot to do it as I think they could have used a little color. Some of the friands developed a golden color on the bottom but the others did not and I think the flavor of the golden ones was just a little better. I was tempted to put them back in the oven but because I needed the oven for something else I didn’t.
This post is part of French Fridays a group that is cooking their way through the recipes in Around My French Table. You can see how the others fared here.
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