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Plantation Biscotti

The traditional almond and anise flavors were traded for the bright Hawaiian flavors of coconut, macadamia and luscious pineapple. Aloha !

Preheat oven 180c/350f

Parchment paper or non- stick spray

Cookie sheet

2 Eggs

¾ cup Sugar

2 ½ cups Flour

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder

½ cup Coconut Oil

2-3 drops Coconut Extract

½ cup Toasted Macadamia Nuts or Almond slivers

½ cup Chocolate Pieces

¼ cup diced dehydrated pineapple pieces

2 splashes Coconut Milk (maybe a little less depending on how wet your dough is)

Mix together egg and sugar until light in color.

Add Coconut Oil and extract and mix well.

In a separate bowl combine

Flour ,salt, and baking powder.

Add dry mixture a little at a time to the egg mixture combine after each addition.

If too dry, add a splash of coconut milk or two.

Gather dough and place on a floured board and knead until dough comes together, about one minute.

Gently fold in chocolate chips ,nuts and pineapple bits.

Divide dough in half. Shape into 2 logs about 12” long and 2” wide.

Flatten the tops a bit.

Bake for 30 minutes

Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.

Transfer log to wooden board.

With a sharp knife, cut diagonally into 1” slices.

Stand each biscuit on the cookie sheet and bake for another 30 minutes.

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Cocoa Coconut Cake

This recipe can easily be converted into the “ Perfect Chocolate Cake.” Inspired by Hersheys Cocoa Recipes, just replace the coconut milk with whole milk and leave out the coconut essence. You’ll be just as happy.

Preheat oven 180c/350f

2     8”or 9”  round cake pans- greased and floured

2 cups sugar

1¾flour

¾ Midnight Red Cocoa Powder or Hersheys Cocoa Powder

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

11/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 heaping teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs

1 cup coconut milk

1 drop coconut essence

½ cup vegetable oil

1teaspoon vanilla

1 cup boiling water

In a medium bowl , combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder , baking soda, and salt.

Add eggs, coconut milk , coconut essence, vegetable oil,  and vanilla.

Beat together for 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water.

Pour into cake pans.

Bake for 30 minutes

Test with a wooden skewer, when it comes out clean cake is done.

Coconut Chocolate Icing

1 stick butter(1/2 cup) -melted

2/3 cup midnight red cocoa powder

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 drop coconut essence

1/3 cup cream

2-3 cups  Icing or Confectionary Sugar

In a med bowl  using a whisk,

Combine butter and cocoa powder. Add vanilla and coconut essence.

In small increments, alternate icing sugar and cream , beat well after each addition.Whisk until smooth.

Frost cake and enjoy !


Coconut Carrot Cake

Everyone knows that a homemade carrot cake is unforgettable, this is what happens when you bring home a little bit of Thailand too.

 Preheat oven  160c /325 f                                                                                                                                        

Grease and flour  2 round  8 “  cake pans

Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups  flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 lbs. grated carrots
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Walnut Pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 drop of coconut extract
  • splash of unsweetened coconut milk

In a mixing bowl or kitchen aid combine: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add carrots, oil, eggs, vanilla extract,coconut extract, and coconut milk.

Mix well but not for too long.(if you beat too long the results will be a tough cake)

Add nuts and stir.

Pour even amount of mixture in each pan.

Bake  45-50 min .

Check for doneness with a wooden skewer,insert in cake ,cake is ready when skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool thoroughly on wire rack.

Remove from pan

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1  Package 8 oz. cream cheese- room temp
  • 1/4 lb. butter -room temp
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops coconut extract
  • 2 cups  confectionary sugar

Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and coconut extracts until smooth.

Add sugar in small increments until incorporated and smooth.