Monday, April 13, 2009

Coconut Cream Easter Egg & Leg of Pork

I no longer ask my mom to cook any of our holiday meals. It’s not that she’s a bad cook, (she did teach me everything I know) it’s just that my husband and I love to cook so much that we hate to let anyone help us. Yes, we are total control freaks in the kitchen…but it works as we turn out some great meals.

Yesterday was Easter and we had 9 people over for dinner. While we were busy in the kitchen all day Saturday; making pasta, baking a ricotta cheese pie and preparing a 17 lb leg of pork




my mom was busy in her own kitchen.

She was making us a 5 lb dark chocolate covered coconut cream egg. It was great. She used an old family recipe for the coconut butter cream and dipped it in dark chocolate. As always she out did herself. It was a huge hit with everyone.

Thanks Mom.


Bessie's Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg

1 stick of butter
2 tbsp. water
1 tbsp vanilla
1 lb confectioner sugar
8 ozs shredded coconut

Melt butter in pot, add water and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the confectioner sugar and combine well. Work in coconut. Form into either several small eggs or 1 large egg. Put in refrigerator till cold. Melt chocolate and pour over cold eggs.

22 comments:

  1. Yum! I want to dive into both! You're right, you did work your tail end off this weekend!

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  2. Boy you were a busy lady this weekend. Everything sounds wonderful. I'd have eaten that whole 5 lbs. of chocolate covered coconut cream eggs.

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  3. Wow, your mom is a genius! You should ban her from the kitchen more often!

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  4. what a feast!
    That leg is beautiful, and your mom's cake is gorgeous too.
    I just looked at your ricotta pie and pizza rustica. All delish. This is the stuff I grew up with in NJ.

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  5. The pork sounds great, and I just LOVE the look of that cream egg!

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  6. Happy Easter Theresa! What a beautiful pork leg.. and your coconut cream Easter egg looks like a See's Chocolate egg. Very beautifully done! :)

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  7. Oh that leg of pork has me here drooling at...wait it's noon already! Hooray for lunch. Ciao and thanks for stopping by my blog. Ciao ciao

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  8. The pork looks so tasty but the coconut egg is making me drool.

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  9. What a gorgeous leg of pork!! And the giant egg looks so yummy!!

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  10. The lef of pork looks so delicious! :)

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  11. wow! looks like you had a great feast! that cake your mom baked is the BOMB!

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  12. That leg looks amazing! Nicely done!

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  13. That must have been some feast! Belated happy Easter!

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  14. I haven't had time to read your review yet, but it's way up high on my to-do list. Ciao!

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  15. Whoa, your Mom is incredible! She dipped a 5lb coconut cream egg? Now I know where you get your excellent cooking skills!

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  16. Wow! I can't decide which I'd rather dive into first! That pork leg is a stunner. And, that chocolate egg is the ultimate Easter treat. Fabulous job on both accounts!

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  17. I'm back again. Stopped by to let you know about the Greek yogurt. I haven't been able to try Fage, none of the markets I shop at carry it. But I have tried Chobani. This is very similar but I think it may be a little more tart.

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  18. wow that is one huge chocolate egg!!!

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  19. ok, i want her recipe for the leg of pork. really, i do. what's her secret to the skin? looks BEAUTIFUL.

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