Just a mention of Lemongrass & Coconut conjures images of lunch on the beach – or dinner at a street stall – anywhere in Southeast Asia from the peninsula of Thailand and Malaysia, to the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines. It’s an essential combination to create savory Southeast Asian curries, laksas, and soups.
But as Asian flavors become more commonplace in US kitchens, creative cooks – like Carey of Reclaiming Provincial – are incorporating many of these tropical ingredients into familiar dishes and desserts to give them a new twist.
In her recipe for Angel Food Cupcakes, Carey mixed Season with Spice's Lemongrass Powder with a coconut flavored sugar to create a light, whipped cream topping.
Summer baking may sound like an oxymoron, or a groan from sunburn, but Carey’s recipe for Angel Food Cupcakes with Coconut-Lemongrass Whipped Cream redefines the phrase to connote tropical warmth and fun.
For this delectable summer baking recipe, head over to Reclaiming Provincial where Carey – a self proclaimed “ex-picky eater” – is always exploring and sharing new recipes, and giving her curious, humorous insights into life and its conundrums.
* Images courtesy of Carey at Reclaiming Provincial