At our house we continue a Christmas tradition begun in my mother's family, the Allens, back in the 1950s. After my grandmother and grandfather Allen had died, the family gathered sometime during the Christmas holidays, often Christmas Eve, at the home of my Aunt Rudene. A longtime family friend, Nora Skiles, always brought over a homemade coconut cake for our family holiday meal. I made this labor-intensive dessert earlier today for our Christmas Eve meal. The project included cracking the coconut, retrieving the coconut milk, cutting the husk from the coconut meat, running it through a food processor, making the cake batter and then cooking the seven-minute icing in a double boiler pan. Photo by Sue Shrader. Raw development and processing in Capture One 11.
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