Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Visiting the Cement Pond

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you for stopping by sharing a bit of your day - and thank you for you kind comments. Today will be a shortish post as there is not too much going on here. The weather is holding out in the mid 50's and will stay there for the rest of the week - or at least that's what the News reports - and they would never be wrong...... :)

Yesterday when we got home it was back to the pool for a quick plunge.
- here is a pool view snap...

There's Rico floating around - watch out Esther Williams!!! The city view of downtown is very good from where we are. As you can see it was still a bright blue sunny day - by the evening the fog had pushed in so much we couldn't see across Noe Valley.

J Rae asked for the recipe for the Cookies I made on Sunday - they make up really quickly -

Hawaiian Cookies

1 3/4 c Flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 c Butter (room temp)
1 c sugar
1 c flaked coconut (I only had shredded and it seemed to work fine)
1 egg (room temp)
1 tlbs lemon juice
2 tsp Vanilla

Cream Butter and sugar until fluffy (for cookies I will cream this mix until the sugar is basically dissolved about 5-6 mins). Beat in egg, lemon juice and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Stir in coconut. (I just added a little flour at a time and kept the mixer on low, then added the coconut, keeping the mixer on low - this was a stiff dough.) Shape the dough into 2 (2 inch) diameter rolls. Wrap these rolls tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours. I chilled them overnight.

With a sharp knife, slice dough into 1/4 inch thick discs.

Place 1 inch apart on a slightly greased baking sheet (I used parchment paper). Bake in a 374 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to rack to cool. When cool roil in powder sugar. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

This was a nice recipe, and easy. Not overly coconut tasting, but pleasantly sweet.

Last night I was stitching away on an exchange.

There you go sports fans - thanks again for stopping by!! Tomorrow we'll have some movie talk.

Take care,


Margaret said...

It's amazing the views you have from your digs and the pool. So nice! Thanks for the recipe -- sounds delicious. Have to copy it down for the DH to try!

Sharon said...

What beautiful views!!! (and temps!) I'm telling ya, I'm melting faster than the wicked witch with these heat indexes here in the "SUN"shine state.
Cookie recipe looks divine - anything with coconut has my name on it! Unfortunately, I've been drinking one (or two or more) gatorades during this horrid heatwave when we've been playing tennis and the pounds are beginnng to creep upward. So sad, no cookies for me!! As always, can't wait to see your exhange piece when it has it's great un-veiling! :)

Jeanne said...

oh Edgar your temperatures sound lovely! We are baking over in Phoenix and I am so cranky! Heading to Colorado for the weekend so maybe that will provide some relief LOL. In fact right now we don't use our pool as it is 90 degrees - like a warm bath - ugh! As soon as the nights get a little cooler or we get some storms it should cool down enough to enjoy again.

Carol R said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe - I'll definitely give that a try.
Pool looks inviting - is it part of your apartment complex?

Berit said...

Nice cityscape with a Bathing Beauty, too! I'll bet the heated pool feels great in that weather! :D

Bertie said...

Great views you have, how wonderful must that be, like your always on holiday!!
The cookies recipe looks fantastic, must put my hand to that soon.

Deborah said...

Beautiful view! 50's huh. Today we are hitting 95 and really humid. I need to visit San Francisco again.

J Rae said...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try it out! :-)

Marie-P said...

Is is really in the 50's??? I would die for just one day of that! It is a PLEASANT 97 degrees here in Texas today; I just can't take it anymore~
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

DonnaTN said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe. It does sound easy and delicious! I'm glad it doesn't make dozens because I'm the only coconut lover. I can't waste food, so I would make the sacrifice and eat all of them myself!