This festive white cloud of a cake is perfect for Christmas and other special occasions. Three layers of coconut-milk-infused white cake are sandwiched with lightly sweet whipped cream filling, frosted with fluffy marshmallow, and covered with snowdrifts of coconut flakes. Get the recipe.
“If there were ever a cake that could be deemed the most Southern, most classic, and most treasured layer cake of all, the Coconut Chiffon Cake would reign supreme.”
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon)—you really can't go wrong. Read more.
Get the facts on coconut milk?and discover how to use it in such recipes as corn chowder, ginger chicken, rice custard, noodles, and more.
DIY Puffy Rice Snacks
Crispy, puffed rice is actually a type of culinary foam, but it doesn't take a lot of fancy equipment to make. In this episode of MDRN KTCHN, host Scott Heimendinger shows you how to make puffed rice snacks at home using only a microwave and some frying oil. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!