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Truly Tastes Like Home: Shortbread Coconut Cookies and Coconut Ice-cream

Posted Sep 15 2009 4:47pm

When Zlamushka recently announced “ Tried and Tasted ” at her Spicy Kitchen, I was interested to see what she had come up with. She was going to choose one food blogger every month and giving interested bloggers an opportunity to discover and explore the chosen blog.
This month, Zlamushka chose to showcase Cynthia’s Tastes Like Home.
I originally came across Cynthia’s blog from Forgive My Nonsense, another blog she writes at. I do enjoy her style of writing and the pictures on her food blog are great.
I knew I was going to cook up something from Cynthia’s recipe collection.

Cynthia loves coconut and for me it is a flavour that truly tastes like home. I had almost decided on her Shortbread Coconut Cookies when another picture on her blog just caught my eye and begged to be made – Coconut Ice-cream. It also happened to be perfect weather here, a very hot summer, for ice-cream. And I made both!

I wrote to her and she sent me the recipes. I am not reproducing the recipes here as Cynthia is writing a book and is required not to publish her recipes otherwise (she has just sent in her completed book to the publishers). So you will have to make do with pictures this time. Let me say that my pictures don’t do her recipes justice.


The Shortbread Coconut Cookies were nice. But for us, the Coconut Ice-cream won hands down! Imagine a really creamy ice-cream bursting with the subtle flavour of coconut in every mouthful.

Yesterday, we had some very welcome pre-monsoon showers accompanied by a mild thunderstorm (you can see the overcast skies and coconut trees outside our balcony) and celebrated the drop in temperature with some more Coconut Ice-cream. Ice-cream and rains probably don’t go together but for us here, anytime is ice-cream time.

We loved this ice-cream so much, that I've just made some more again!!

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