I wasn't terribly exited about the recipe this week, but wow! Am I ever glad I played along with the French Fridays with Dorie gang. These are the best mini cakes I've ever eaten -- tender, buttery, and coconutty with a crisp, lightly sweet top crust that magically forms somehow during baking.
And talk about easy to make...you don't even need to get out the mixer: just whisk the egg whites, add in the unsweetened coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla, salt and melted butter, then spoon heaping tablespoons into mini muffin tins. Bake and you have a basket of lovelies in 20 minutes.
Recipe for Coconut Friands p. 456, from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan