Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace - Ice cream and small cakes, today we would call them cookies, presented on the Palace dining room table. The custom of the dessert pyramid, the careful stacking of the small cakes into a pyramid shape, graced the tables in all fine Colonial homes. The custom originated in Europe and was used in castles and palaces from the German states to the French court at Versailles.
Coconut Macaroons/¾ c sugar 2 ½ c shredded uns coconut 3 to 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt 325°. combine sugar, coconut, 3 egg whites, vanilla, salt. mix well. The additional egg white may be added, a little at a time, if the mix is dry and doesn’t hold together.2 tablespoons to form mounds; spacing about 1 inch apart. Pinch to create a pyramid shape. Bake, rotating halfway through, 16 to 17 min.
100 -150 g unsweetened desiccated coconut 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Pour 3/4 condensed milk into a large bowl. Preheat broiler to medium. Add 100g of the coconut to the bowl and mix. (You want the mixture to form a relatively dry but moist enough dough so that when you shape the mixture in your hands only a minimal amount of milk leaks out.) Add more coconut/milk to desired consistency. Shape into pyramids and broil for a few minutes watching carefully as these can burn!
This is a *FREE* sorting activity for your 3-Dimensional shapes unit. I have included sorting cards and pictures for six 3-D shapes including: sphere, cone, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid and cylinder. These cards can be used for a large group activity to review 3-D shapes. They also fit a standard pocket chart for a quick center activity.