The Fort Bend Fork 06/28/14

Summertime brings visions of palm trees, breezes, and exotic tropical beverages. The smell of coconut scented sun tan oil often tantalizes the taste buds for anything coconut. Here are a couple of recipes that are guaranteed to put you in coconut heaven!

Mounds Cake

This is one of the BEST cakes I have tasted. If you’re looking for an easy crowd-pleaser this is definitely worth making as it won’t be around long.

• 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix & required ingredients
• 2 cups sugar, divided
• 24 large marshmallows
• 1 ½ cups milk, divided
• 14 oz. pkg. coconut
• 1 stick butter
• 1 ½ cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix and bake cake according to directions in a 13 X 9” pan.

Combine 1 cup of sugar, marshmallows and 1 cup of milk in a med. saucepan. Cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Stir in coconut and spread on top of warm cake.

Mix butter, 1 cup of sugar, and ½ cup of milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir in chocolate chips and spread over coconut mixture.

Coconut Cream Martini

• 1 oz. coconut rum
• 2 oz. half & half
• ¼ tsp. vanilla
• Honey or sweetened
condensed milk
• Coconut flakes

Add rum, half & half, and vanilla to a shaker full of ice. Shake until cold.

Dip rim of martini glass in honey or sweetened condensed milk, then dip in flaked coconut. Pour shaken liquid into glass. Enjoy!

If you have a favorite recipe you would like to share, please submit to denise@fortbendstar.com for consideration.

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