I almost didn't make this recipe, I have a great coconut cupcake recipe so why mess with another? What changed my mind was the 7 Minute Frosting, I have never made this type of frosting so why not? Glad I did, the cupcake part was on par with my recipe; great taste with lots of coconut flavor and I love coconut! I liked the frosting, it piped well and was easy to make; my only complaint was that it was very plain, my DH said everyone at work would have prefered a regular frosting. All in all they were good, would use this recipe if I lost my favorite recipe but would change the frosting. Many thanks to Jennifer from Cinema Cupcakes for picking our recipe of the month!
Well, I'm a personal trainer and if I told my clients about my baking forays they would string me up in the gym. I know who I can give my baked goodies to and who I cannot. I do eat what I make, I just limit myself and don't over do.
This site started all because of Dorie Greenspan and her book (bible?) "Baking, from my home to yours". I bought the book months ago and was supprised to see how many food blogs referenced her book. I found several baking blogs that mentioned "Tuesdays with Dorie" and I just had to join. I love to cook, to be more specific, bake, and I never tire of finding new recipes and improving old ones. I love to adjust recipes to suit my tasts and to what ingredients I have on hand.
I learned to cook by watching my mom, then helping her and then finally cooking on my own. My mom was born in Rangoon, Burma and lived in India until 1944. Because most Brittish families, in the far East, had cooks my mom did not learn to cook until she came to this country in 1947. Her first attempt at spanish rice resulted in a glue like substance because she forgot to add water to the tomato paste. Dispite these set backs, she became a very good cook and baker.