Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sprouted Coconut Palms...Coconuts...and Island Brownies! of these has been on my Life List since Cuba!  I have one (now) winging its way, my way!

Sprouted Coconut Palms.

Hawaii is full of them!

Going from green and full of coconut water.


Nearly ripe and yellowish brown.


Brown, ripe and difficult to split...even with a hammer or hatchet.Also extremely buoyant in water...some coconuts float on ocean waves for miles before landing on a beach...where they sprout. You will appreciate your local grocery more, now.
The round hairy ball (nut) is inside the fibrous jacket.

And at last...opening the nut to find sweet delicious coconut meat (after draining the "milk" off by puncturing one of the soft eyes).

Coconut milk (the liquid inside the coconut)

And the meat

And since we have now explored Pineapple, Macadamia Nuts and is time to combine the three and make Island Brownies!

Island Brownies

1 box chocolate brownie mix  (I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate)

Substitute Pineapple Juice for the amount of water...and only use one egg. Otherwise prepare just like it says on the box.

Mix in a cup of shredded or flaked coconut.

Add 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple.

Add 1/2 cup Macadamia Nuts.

Mix well.

Pour into 8x8 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Remove and let cool before cutting.

As it bakes your house will smell amazing...and they taste even better!

Moist and chocolatey...and filled with coconut, Macadamias and bits of real pineapple.