I love tiramisu so this year I decided to try making a holiday coconut eggnog tiramisu. I cheat and use packaged ladyfingers but you can make your own if you like.
If you are like me, I went crazy over cronuts... a cross between donuts and croissants. Brilliant! I wanted to try this recipe with a coconut haupia cream instead of the regular pastry cream and it turned out fabulous!
Coconut and shortbread cookies to me go hand in hand...the rich butter taste of shortbread enhances the flavor of coconut. If you have the time, I would recommend allowing the dough to rest for 1-2 days for an intense, buttery shortbread.
If you love lemon tarts, you will love this variation. The filling is rich and creamy, almost haupia like. The combination of lemon and coconut are divine... who knew?
Crispy Haupia Pies - This is my version of the crispy haupia pies that you find at Mc Donald's in Hawaii. If you love coconut, you will love these!
This coconut taro roll recipe is a variation of the poi or taro rolls with a hint of coconut milk added - simply ono! You can also try using purple yam.
Crispy Taro Pies - This is my version of the crispy taro pies that you find at Mc Donald's in Hawaii. If you love taro, you will love these!
A Hawaiian twist on the traditional creamed spinach using rich coconut milk and taro leaves!
Coconut eggnog, eggnog made Hawaiian style with creamy coconut.
Halloween always reminds me of caramel and candied apples which were a must at parties. This recipe is a slightly stepped up version of this childhood treat: homemade caramel infused with coconut milk and heavy cream and butter...the way caramel should be made.
This is a really easy dessert that can be assembled in a snap and the crepes can be made ahead of time and frozen if you wish. If you love mochi, you will love the consistency of these coconut mochi crepes.
When I'm ono for some good luau stew, but too lazy to cook, I use the crockpot and let it cook all day long. The flavor that you get is incredible and its so easy.
I remember growing up in Hawaii, grabbing a handful of dried opae or dried shrimp...I loved the salty, shrimp flavor!!
Chicken luau, a traditional dish usually made with beef, taro leaves and coconut milk.
Remember the good old banana pudding made with nilla wafers? We used to make it all the time, especially for sleepovers. This is a slight twist on that childhood classic using coconut pudding, bananas, crushed honey roasted macadamia nuts and good old Nilla wafers!!
If you haven't tried papaya seed dressing, you really have to try it...its absolutely delicious and really peps up this chicken salad.
Nothing like a cold, rich, sweet, savory Chilled Roasted Pepper Mango Soup with a slight kick to cool you down during the summer.
Macadamia graham cracker crust, creamy pineapple custard filling with a hint of coconut topped with a brown sugar meringue ...absolutely!!!
Very simple recipe with unbelievable results!!
For those of you that know, the coco puff from Liliha Bakery in Hawaii is an island treasured piece of paradise. It is a cream puff pastry filled with chocolate pudding and topped with a buttery macadamia nut chantilly frosting that is out of this world! This is not Liliha Bakery's recipe but close enough. The original recipe is a highly-guard...
This is like the Hawaiian version of pecan pie made with macadamia nuts, coconut and a rich, chocholatey (is that a word?) filling. Very simple to make!! This recipe uses a buttery flakey crust, but you can use a store bought crust if you like...but the extra effort is well worth it!