Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I had a craving for something with coconut so toyed with several ideas - coconut cake, macaroons, cookies - nothing really piqued my interest. Then I remembered a recipe I'd stuck away awhile ago for a lemon and coconut bar. Sounded good so I thought I'd try it. What I eventually decided to do was adapt it using a graham cracker crust flavored with orange and then topped with a lemon flavored layer and topped with sweetened shredded coconut. These are delicious! I love the combination of citrus flavors with the chewiness of the toasted coconut. The sugar in the crust caramelizes a bit during baking to give a wonderful caramel and orange flavor to the crust and the fresh lemon juice in the top layer gives a great fresh lemon taste as well.