This is such a simple recipe to make.
If you have coconut on hand, adding the rest of the basic ingredients is a snap.
A wonderful dessert to make if someone calls to drop in for a quick visit.
Since I had only sweetened coconut in the house I
reduced the amount of sugar called for in the recipe and
my friands were not too sweet at all.
I baked them for about 22 minutes and they turned out lovely.
The next time I prepare this recipe I would like to try some of
the additions that Dorie mentions in her bonne idee.
All in all, this is a great recipe and hubby and I enjoyed them.
My contribution, in addition to taste testing duties, will be to
share a story about Nana's "Basel" plate in the above photo.
I too have a matching plate from the same store in Basel, Switzerland
purchased at the same time. It was 20 years ago and I joined both parents
on a trip to France where we focused mainly on the Alsatian
Rue de Vin (the wine road). We enjoyed a magnificent trip through
the wine country, consuming enough Choucroute to last a lifetime.
We did not tire of it and washing it down with the local Riesling
and Gewurztraminer certainly helped. One day we decided to cross
border and investigate the nearby "big city" of Basel, Switzerland.
We had a lovely time exploring the town, but when we returned
to the parking garage we found we needed Swiss coins to pay the meter !
Shops were now closing so we tried to find anything we could
buy in order to receive the precious Swiss currency. A local
antique and decor shop accommodated us and we each bought a plate.
This was "pre-Euro" and life has gotten much easier since then.
A special souvenir for sure, perfect for getting back into France
or for serving Coconut Friands :)
Happy French Friday ~