Chocolate coconut brownies


Decadent Chocolate Coconut Brownies

These are a rich desert.  If you love chocolate and coconut you will be in heaven.  They are extraordinarily rich so even the most ardent chocolate lovers won’t be able to eat more than 1.  They taste like mounds or bounty bars.  Great for a special occasion.


  • 6 ounces dark chocolate broken into chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
    ¼ cup of coconut sugar (or brown sugar if you do not have coconut)
  • Generous dash of vanilla extract.
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips semi sweet is best


  • Line an 8×8 brownie pan with foil leaving a generous overhang. 
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Strawberry cream napoleons


Strawberry Fresh Cream Napoleon

This delicious recipe is a variation on the Napoleon Slice or as they call it n France Mille-feuille which means a thousand layers in English.  If you make it with three layers of puff pastry, then it will feel like a million layers fresh flaky and decadent.  You can make your own puff pastry and here is a good recipe Easy Puff Pastry but if you are not into making pastry then the shop bought sheets of puff pastry will work just fine.  This makes a beautiful brunch treat or a delicious desert.  You can also make this with confectioners’ cream or custard.… Read the rest

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My blog is based on two of my greatest passions next to my family, cooking and travelling.  I have always wanted to share all the recipes I have developed over the years and tales of my worldwide travels.  I have never had the time until the lockdown2020.  I am making the most of the imposed quarantine and loving it. Not the quarantine the blogging.    I am a home cook not a professional so all my recipes were made in my own kitchen for my family.  I hope you enjoy!

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