I recently received the opportunity to try the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I have to be honest, I have never tried coconut oil before and had no earthy idea how to use it. Thankfully, Tropical Traditions set up a website for people just like me that includes some awesome recipes. I plan on trying the Coconut Oil Pie Crust Recipe next as soon as I can find a suitable coconut cream pie filling recipe to go with it.
I wasn't able to find a recipe on the website that suited me just now or included things I had on hand, so I went to AllRecipes.com and looked for a coconut cake recipe. I wasn't exactly sure how using coconut oil in a non-coconut recipe would turn out, so I opted to try for the safe bet first. Once I opened the coconut oil and read more about it, I realized that this is so versatile and can be used in place of any liquid oil or solid lard product. You can heat it to become a liquid oil to use in anything from frying to baking and then cool it to use as a solid fat for things like biscuits in place of Crisco or butter. It doesn't even smell like coconut, which I honestly expected it to. I've definitely found a new product to replace several in my kitchen pantry.
Here's the Coconut Cream Cake I made, with a few modifications (which I'll detail below):
- I couldn't find coconut cream, so I used coconut milk.
- I only used half of what it called for with the sweetened condensed milk since many of the reviews said it was too wet and sweet.
- I used the coconut oil in place of the vegetable oil.
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Note for Canadian entrants: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge for your prize.
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. Links in this post may contain referral links.