My wife does most of the baking at our house, because I don't like baking all that much. I'd rather cook a big supper than bake any day. So, when we got the Organic Coconut Flour, my wife started experimenting with it.
The first thing she tried was sugar cookies. She mixed it all up and the Organic Coconut Flour dried out the batter too much to roll it out and cut cookies. We were pretty disappointed at this.
So, I contacted Sandra at Tropical Traditions for some advice. She told me that their experience in adapting recipes for Organic Coconut Flour have shown that you need to use additional eggs. As we got looking at the Coconut Flour recipes, we found that to be pretty accurate. My wife made a batch of Coconut Flour Brownies tonight and they are very good. We made two observations about them: 1. they had more of a light cake texture than brownies and 2. your could feel the slightly courser texture of the coconut flour. Here's the recipe we used (minus the nuts):
Coconut Flour Brownies
1 8 oz. box cream cheese softened
½ cup butter (1 stick) softened
1 cup coconut flour
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ cup walnuts chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush both sides and bottom of 11x7 pan with coconut oil.
Whip butter, sugar, and cream cheese with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, scrape bowl after each addition. Add coco powder, and heavy cream; beat well. Add eggs one at a time and whip until the mixture looks like a smooth, creamy, fluffy chocolate pudding Add flour and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and whip on medium speed and then turn up to high speed and beat until mixture becomes stiff and color becomes a little paler.
Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle chopped nuts on top and pat nuts gently into batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. When done, place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Enjoy!!
TIPS: These brownies taste best a day later so if you’re making them for company dessert, bake them the day before and when cool, cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate.
If you want to get a little fancy, melt 2oz of bittersweet chocolate and cool. Meanwhile, get a little zip lock bag and pour the cooled chocolate inside and snip a little hole in one corner and give the bag a little squeeze while drizzling over the brownies. Have fun!!
One other great thing about Organic Coconut Flour is that it is gluten-free, high in fiber & high in protein. This is a very positive thing as we've known several people who are on gluten-free diets.
Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5414879. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.
So, would you like to try Organic Coconut Flour at your home? Here's your chance to win a bag of Organic Coconut Flour for your home baking!
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