Tuesday, December 19, 2006

coconut cookie bon bons

Much better! Here's the Skye cap in natural light. It took just under 1 skein (120 yds, I think) of Plymouth Suri Merino. I used US 6 Clover bamboo straight needles.

Know what this is? I'm guessing you only do if you're either a) Scandinavian-American, or b) Minnesotan. Today was lefse day! Lefse is essentially a Scandinavian potato tortilla. My father just loves the stuff, and I enjoy a piece or two (or three), usually with a good cup of coffee. In my family we usually spread it with butter and sprinkle it with sugar. I add a little cinnamon if I'm feeling extra sassy. My friend (a fellow Minnesota native) and I made 11 cups worth of riced potatoes into lefse in about 1.5 hours. That must be some sort of record.

Cookie recipe of the day:
Coconut Cookie Bon Bon

3/4 C. cold mashed potatoes -- make with water instead of milk or use instant but add less water than directed

4 C. (1 lb) powdered sugar
4 C. flaked coconut (sweetened)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Shape into balls and refrigerate at least one hour.

Melt over double boiler:
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 square baking chocolate, unsweetened
1/2 bar parafin wax

Dip balls in chocolate and allow to cool on waxed paper.
Paul's showing off the finished product. He always pitches in with cookies that require dipping -- I hate that part. What a good sport!


Anonymous said...

I'm loving these recipes! Can't wait to try some of them. Your husband is so cute in that picture and he looks like he's having so much fun.

Sounds like are enjoying your time off. I know that I am, although I still am checking my work email. I do have some students who are still finishing up lessons.

That hat is really nice. I like that lace bit on the bottom. It adds a very nice touch. Is this going to be a gift?

Stay warm!


Anonymous said...

I love the "price is right" finished cookie pose! Very cute!!

Your skye cap is just lovely!