I left a comment to Kenny from "Chic Eat" the other day saying I really wanted to have one of the lovely Dorayakis that he posted the pictures on Facebook. And he replied, " Okie, hehe......"
I did not have the Dorayaki eventually, but surprisingly Ethan got a lovely knitted hat instead from Kenny.
I met Kenny via blogging. We share the same passion towards food, same mother tongue, and one of the common friends, Fred, who has recently come to visit me and brought this adorable gift to Ethan.
Aren't you amazed by the beauty of blogosphere where completely strangers become friends? All those years when I've been away from my hometown, his blog is one of the corners where I wander around to gather my memories.
Thank you, Kenny. Big kisses and hugs from Ethan and me. Will definitely let you know how it goes when the model is ready to put it on! You know he's been pretty against putting clothes on lately.
This is what both me and Fred made today to tribute you. :P
(makes 2 loaves)
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp coconut extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine the first 6 ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat ingredients on medium speed for 2 mins.
In a separate bowl, sift and combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add in flour mixture in two additions, alernately with coconut milk, mixing each addition just until incorportated.
Fold in coconut and walnut.
Pour into two greased loaf pans. Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake at 350F for 50 mins.
Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.