Lemon and Orange, the perfect combination. Do you agree? Whenever I am craving something light and springy, my first thought is usually to grab something with lemon or orange zest. One thing about orange and lemon is that whenever I think about them, spring and summer come to mind. This is probably because they both grow in warmer climates. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s because oranges and lemons make me think of the pick-it-yourself trees in Santa Barbara, and that always brings a big smile to my face and reminds me of many great times! Continue reading
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Is anyone familiar with pesky individuals who just don’t give up, the sort of individuals who have an idea and never forget about it? Well, this next recipe is dedicated to these individuals in my life, or should I say individual, who practically baked along side me with their baking ideas. Even though I would love to mention the rat who never gave up on having me bake these lemon coconut bars, I can’t go as low as name calling on The Male Baker Blog. The most you can do is guess who this pesky individual is and ask “it” how the bars turned out! Because the last thing I remember was that the pan was empty less than 24-hours later. Since this lemon coconut bar recipe turned out so well, I am urging you to bake these at your convenience. But if you do not want to bake them, be that pesky individual and annoy a friend of yours who does! You will not regret it, enjoy.
I haven’t blogged in a while! Last week was a long time ago so I know you have all been craving some more baked goods. This next concoction of lemon and poppy seed was on my craving list for quite some time. Every time I thought about this recipe I couldn’t help but to imagine a light and fluffy muffin that carried no guilt along with it. This recipe is no different. The muffin has a strong lemon taste and the poppy seeds give it a little crunch. To top it all off I created a light lemon frosting that adds a bit of sweetness to the whole muffin experience. These muffins are the best in the morning with a cup of joe. Enjoy my friends.
This recipe is adapted from the Brown Eyed Baker
If you love coconut, you will love this cake. Its strong flavor and unique appearance makes it a perfect dessert. After searching for a cake to prepare for my girlfriends birthday, I found this one in the Barefoot Contessa At Home cookbook. One requirement for the birthday cake was that I have either have coconut or ginger in it (these are her favorites) so I have modified it by adding Continue reading
This crumble comes to mind when I think of Seattle. The first time I made this, it was for a group of friends in Seattle and it got devoured quite quickly. I was a little worried about how the fruit would mingle with all the coconut, but after I tasted it, I realized that the coconut is its best feature! Most of the crumbles that I have baked include slicing and dicing any fruit that is in the kitchen and making a simple oatmeal topping to drizzle over the fruit. But this recipe has a delicious bottom layer to it that gives it a good crunch when you bite into it. Although I have many other great memories of Seattle, Continue reading