I baked Filipino Coconut Macaroons. It wasn’t my first time baking this sweet. I even sold this one before. I stopped because i don’t have big oven. I only bake in small size oven. I don’t think it is good thing to bake and sell. It consumes electricity compared to regular size of oven. The small oven in the house can only bake maximum of 20 coconut macaroons in one baking. So, I need to bake 3x if I need 60 pieces. If only we have regular oven in the house because it can bake 60 pieces in one baking, I believe so.
Anyway, so i baked coconut macaroons once again. I have ready ingredients and I’m afraid they will go to waste again. I have ingredients that went to the trash because i forgot i have them and when i checked all expired already. I have two packs of desiccated coconut, i forgot when i bought them. I checked the expiration date and still fine actually 4 months before it expires. This is the main ingredient in filipino coconut macaroon. I have the other ingredients so i baked this one. There are many tutorials online about this Filipino macaroons but i chose http://www.kawalingpinoy.com/filipino-coconut-macaroons/ kawalingpinooy, thanks a lot for your recipe. If you follow her recipe, I’m sure your coconut macaroons will not let you down. Oh well, since it is summertime here in my place, i look forward to bake more sweets. Too bad my daughter didn’t help me baking this sweet, but she ate half of the coconut macaroons I baked.
What better gift to give someone than a sweet gift of a candy basket. If you have the tools to make the basket and the candy that you know the person would want, it’s easy to make candy gift baskets for all occasions. You can make them for birthdays, holidays, graduations and other special occasions. The key to the basket is to use candy that will blend with the occasion and candy that the person will enjoy eating. Add small items to blend with the basket, such as a bear, a small toy or even a mug or candy container.
Find the container for the items that you want to include. It doesn’t have to be a basket, but a basket will often provide the support that is needed to hold the candies and other items that you want to add. Cellophane or gift paper can be added to the bottom of the container as a way of adding decoration. When you begin making the basket, you want to add the candy first. This will give you a way to arrange the candy in a way that is beautiful and fun for the recipient. Consider a blend of small boxes, candy bars and items that are on sticks as this will give the basket character.
An idea for a fun basket is to arrange four boxes of candy to make the container. Out cellophane or gift paper inside the square that is created. Position candy bars and lollipops so that they stick up in various angles and positions. This would be an idea for a birthday or for a child. Another option is to get a clear vase for the container. Put gift paper that is the same color of the candy inside the vase. Then, add various sizes of one kind of candy that the person likes. Tie a ribbon around the vase, or you can add a stuffed animal or small gift with the candy to complete the basket. This would be a fun idea for holidays as you can often find candies in the same color during the time of year.