I’m going through a coconut phase right now. For the last few months, I’ve been loving coconut. I won’t go so far to call it a craving; it’s more like if there is a choice to have something coconut, I will always choose coconut.
Anyway, this whole coconut obsession has led to a new found “mission” of baking coconut goodies. To be completely honest, I’m also on a mission to convince someone (ahem, K, ahem) that coconut is a worthy dessert food. She confessed that once she bought a piece of coconut cheesecake and found it completely disgusting. I, on the other hand, had a marvellous piece of coconut cheesecake when we went out for dessert together once. So, basically, I think my end goal is to bake an amazing coconut cheesecake.
For now, I decided to start with something a little simpler: I made plain old vanilla cupcakes and topped them with white chocolate butter cream icing and toasted shredded coconut. They’re actually quite delicious! We’ll have to see what everyone else thinks!