Saturday, July 7, 2012
Lengua de Gato
Sweet Coconut Bakery, $5.75/12
I went to the Urban Craft Uprising summer show to check out some jewelry...and left with cookies. I have my priorities.
Seattle's Sweet Coconut Bakery is a young company on a misson: "to create sweet treats that might induce you to sit down, maybe put your feet up, and enjoy a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea. Let time tick slowly, as you would if you were on vacation on a tropical island, where coconuts abound, and life is sweet."
Sweet Coconut's treats are largely Filipino, American, or some combination of the two. Crisp, rich little cookies that resemble cats' tongues in both shape and texture, lengua de gato are a Spanish recipe beloved in the Philippines and here given a Seattle spin with the addition of cacao nibs from Theo Chocolate. Sweet Coconut's menu includes other well-traveled favorites such as polvorones (shortbread), pastillas de leche (cooked milk candy), sampanguita (coconut-butter cookies), macaroons, marshmallows, brownies, and peanut butter cookies.
Available around Seattle at selected farmer's markets--and the occasional craft fair--these treats can also be Sweet Coconut treats can also be ordered from Sweet Coconut's Etsy shop.