I thought a lot about whether or not I should put food posts on the blog , you know considering the blog is mainly focused on art & graphics, lifestyle trends and interior design & decorating. But that got me thinking that food is such a big part of our everyday life. Creating something new everyday, transforming different ingredients into something wonderful. Decorating tables, styling food for photographs, getting to use fun kitchen accessories and of course the joy of cooking for someone are just some of the cool things that come along with the genre of food. It’s also visually appetizing and equally creative so hey, what the hell – I am going to give this a go!
So here is the first one- Sweet Coconut Bites ! one of the most easy dessert recipes ever… Holidays are just around the corner, it’s also getting colder outside and more time is being spent in houses. This is a fun and easy recipe you could do with your children/friends and you could also do it in different colors if you like. I am using yellow for this one.
2 cups frozen/fresh shredded coconut ( if using frozen, thaw it before use), 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, fresh cardamom pods, Aluminum foil and dish to set it in
Toast the coconut flakes for about 10 mins on medium heat. Add the cardamom powder ( i used freshly crushed) . Let the mixture cool completely . Add condensed milk to this mixture. Divide this in half. In one half add food coloring and other keep it white. (you could play around with whatever color combos you like here). Set it in a deep dish lined with the foil. You can do layers here.I did white at the bottom and yellow on top. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 4-5 hrs . When set, cut it in whatever shape you like . I am using 1-inch cookie cutter here.
Enjoy and have fun making it!