Saturday, March 29, 2008

Put the meringue in the coconut and bake it all up

Last night Hoi Polloi had it's first dose of live music. Kris Kaminsky played a set and it brought in some people that hadn't been in before. It was the most people we've had in the shop at one time - and it was a great trial run for when Edie comes on April 25th - which I gotta say, I'm a little nervous for. Anyway, I haven't been spending as much time in the shop lately, but I came downstairs to listen to the show - and to make coconut macaroons.

Coconut macaroons are a favorite of my father's and always make me think of him. They turned out rather well - but the recipe I used produced a lighter more meringue-y cookie than the dense store bought kind I'm accustomed to. And I upped the coconut content significantly! Still, they taste great and have that moist, sweet middle that make macaroons irresistible. Some other recipes I looked at incorporated condensed milk, which might change the consistency - so I might try one of those next time. In either case, I'll be sure to have my coconut macaroon recipe perfected by the time my Dad comes home.

Nicko - that post title was for you.


  1. i thought i would be the first to play at the hoi. but now that edie carey is going to play there i think it might be little out of my league. thats awesome though i hope you guys keep getting more awesome people to come

  2. the pictures look so homey, homie.

  3. dad's home - do we get more macaroons?