May 28, 2008

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

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.

Verdict:

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!!

13 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Aparna...
That was nice to those lovely cookies. Looks so good. turned out so prefect. Loved the coconut ice cream very much.

Uma said...

lovely cookies and yummy icecream! Perfect.

bee said...

cynthia is the best!! all her recipes are lovely. the icecream look fabulous.

Cham said...

Lovely shortbread and ice cream, i love the sky and coconut tree dancing....

Arundathi said...

those look superb - really - cynthia has such a lovely blog - you just want to try everything on it! :)

Bhags said...

the cookies in the pic look all yummy and so does the ice cream

sunita said...

Aparna, lovely cookies :-)

Sia said...

dont we all love cynth :) both the recipes look delicious aparna.

Swati Raman Garg said...

love those cookies aparna...

ranji said...

the shortbread looks absolutely delcious..i love cynthia recipes...great entry.

zlamushka said...

these cookies are an absolute to die-for. I too love coconut and would go (coco)nuts for her ice cream.
THanks for participating in T&T.

Aparna said...

Cynthia has some lovely recipes (though many are non-vegetarian)and pictures galore.

Cynthia said...

I love your creations and you make me yearn to have some cookies and ice cream!