• 149. fresh coconut cookies

    August 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    freshness in a nut    The next best aroma besides a fresh loaf baking is fresh coconut toasting or roasting. I love coconut and so obviously love coconut cookies, coconut chocolate, coconut chutney, coconut barfi. I could go on and on. Down at the coastal town of Mombasa we are blessed with an abundance of coconuts throughout the year. These coconut cookies are easy to make once you get past the stage of grating the coconut. I am lucky that Julius does that for me in minutes using the traditional coastal coconut grater.  updated photos : 18/08/2015       FRESH COCONUT COOKIES makes about 16 to 18 ¾ cup plain flour 50g butter ¼ cup sugar ½ cup fresh grated coconut ¼ tsp baking…

     
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  • Wheat Orange Cookies

    July 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Theme : Redo Old Posts BM#81 Week 4 Day 3 I simply love baking. The cookie bug has caught up with me and I have been baking cookies nearly everyday. Don’t get me wrong…. not the same recipe but different recipes which have been in my recipe book for eons. I baked some of the cookies for my relatives in Nairobi and they loved them. So here is the first recipe. Meera, bake these for your family, they are very easy. I have not taken out the cup measurement for the butter as transferring the soft butter to a cup is a messy job. I prefer to use the weighing scales for this. However, if you get 250g butter packets like we do here in…

     
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  • 42.Rolled Biscuits

    May 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Chandrabhabhi’s recipe When I was growing up, the only biscuits that most Gujarati families in Kenya made were the rolled biscuits. Its only when numerous recipe books started coming out into the market that I tried my hands at other types of biscuits or cookies. I remember, my mum would make these biscuits on a Saturday so that I could help her to bake them. Perhaps thats where my passion for baking began. Later when my brother Sailubhai got married, Chandra bhabhi had to make the dough for the biscuits while my kaki and I would bake them. I remember bhabhi would comfortably sit on the floor, put the butter and sugar in a large basin and cream it till it was absolutely white and…

     
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