Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Coconut Crisps

wasn't kidding when she
said these Coconut Crisps
were quick and easy.
These cookies
must require the least amount
of effort
in all of Rose's recipes.
For coconut lover moi,
that's good news.
Living with a coconut phobic spouse,
it's not.

These are perfect
along side
a cup of tea or coffee.

my brother likes 
Being raised
within a cookie dunking
he will be more than happy
to have 
one or two or three
with coffee.
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gooseberry Crisp

Never once in my life
have I tasted gooseberries.
Apparently they aren't
big in California
these days.
Not one store had 
fresh, frozen or canned.
My daughter sent me 
two cans via Amazon.

Have no idea why this is sideways

I wasn't really sure how to adapt Rose's recipe
using canned gooseberries
so I winged it.
I followed the recipe
except for softening the fruit.

The juices bubbled up 
which was a great sign!

I like the flavor.
It seems similar to rhubarb
in that sort of sweet-sour 
kind of way.
I would make this again
only double the topping.
That topping is good!
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Coffee Crumb Cake Muffins

These coffee cake-like muffins with streusel
swirled into the batter
with a bite of apple
make for 
a fancier than usual muffin.

They are scrumptious.
Next time the recipe will be 
definitely doubled.
Rose Levy Beranbaum