Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coconut Rochers - Chocolate With Francois

Many of the recipes in Francois Payard's recipes aren't for the faint of heart. The require multiple bowls, baking over multiple days and complicated processes. Fortunately, this month's recipe wasn't one of the complicated ones!

This month's recipe, Chocolate Coconut Rochers was chosen by Joanne at Apple Crumbles. These would make an interesting holiday cookie. Check out the recipe over at Joanne's site. I was curious. What's a rocher? Rocher means boulder in French. You can find the other CWF bakers rochers here.

As the egg whites were whipping, I went to the pantry to grab the mini chips. Guess what? Yes, you guessed it, no mini chips. I ended up using dark chocolate regular size chips. Payard suggests using a small ice cream scoop to shape the cookies. I used a regular size cookie scoop. The recipe says to take them out when the outsides are crisp. Mine never did get what I would call crisp. If you like coconut and chocolate and want an easy yet delicious cookie, give these a try.





I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday's, Tuesdays at the Table and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

14 comments:

  1. Ha, I love your comment about never getting crisp..sometimes Francois leaves out the important details,mine were soft when I removed them from the oven but they crisped up as they cooled...

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  2. It's still fun following you Payard bakers. I know I'd love these, but the rest of the fam would balk at the coconut.

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  3. These do look delicious... and I definitely prefer the less complicated kinds of baking!

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  4. These look interesting! I've never had anything like this. However, my husband loves all things coconut, so we may be trying them out!

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  5. Wow, they look great! Glad it wasn't too complicated! You cook like I do, you adapt well, the big chips :)

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  6. Yum!! You had me with the coconut and then sealed the deal with the picture. Send me some!!

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  7. These sound so delicious! I love chocolate...and I love coconut...and so combining the two definitely makes for a GREAT cookie!

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  8. You are so right - one of Payards easier recipes. Based on the last one I picked, I needed to redeem myself :)
    We really enjoyed these. Kind of like a chocolate macaroon.
    Thanks for baking along this month.

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  9. "These are a few of my favorite things".... with chocolate and coconut, yum!

    Can you believe it's December? ;D

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  10. These sound wonderful; like an upscale macaroon; who cares if you didn't have the mini; yours are probably better.

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  11. Despite your alterations, it sounds like these turned out great!

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  12. I think the dark chocolate regular-sized chips sound wonderful in these. The more chocolate, the merrier, in my mind ;) These sound wonderful!

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  13. I never knew that's what roche meant in French, but that explains those yummy Ferrero Roche chocolates--they do kind of look like boulders. I don't know if these cookies taste anything like those, but they look delicious!

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