Tag Archives: Coconut

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & COCONUT COOKIES

I posted a recipe based on Amanda’s diablo cookies recently, and I’ve since discovered that it adapts very nicely indeed.  The version I originally made, with chilli flakes and crystallised ginger, were very scoffable, even if I did overcook them a little.  This adaptation, with coconut, makes about nine satisfyingly dense cookies, crisp on the […]

FRESH TURMERIC, GINGER & CARROT PICKLE

A few weeks ago, we were wandering around a grocery shop, both tired and a bit vague, and found ourselves lingering in front of the shelf that housed the fresh turmeric.  I’m not sure that I’ve ever noticed it on display there before, and we were both a little bit intrigued, but it was one of those days when you […]

GUJIA FILLED WITH COCONUT, PISTACHIO & RAISINS

There’s something celebratory about Gujia, even to the uninitiated.  A plateful of the pretty little pasty-shaped pastries brightens up any table, and one bite is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face!  A popular Indian sweet, particularly prevalent during Holi, the Hindu festival of spring, Gujia are a year round sight in my kitchen.  B subtly […]

LIME, COCONUT & CAPE GOOSEBERRY CAKE

 Do you like cape gooseberries?  I’ve loved them since I was little.  My mother, who had grown up in Tanzania, used to tell me stories about how when she was my age, she would go with the other local children to pick these, which grew wild in abundance.  She told me that cape gooseberry jam was […]