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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
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NASA Week to Blast…

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

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Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

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Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
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LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

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Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

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Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
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Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
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LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
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Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

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Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more
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Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse 's Coconut Cake

Coconut chiffon cake layered with an Italian buttercream, topped with toasted coconut and finished with a vanilla crème anglaise.

For the Cake:

• 9 oz. all-purpose flour
• 8 oz. granulated sugar
• ¼ oz. Kosher salt
• ½ oz. baking powder
• ¼ oz. vanilla extract
• 7½ oz. whole milk
• 5 oz. large egg yolks (approx. 10 eggs)
• 5 oz. vegetable oil

Meringue:

• 10 oz. large egg whites (approx. 10 eggs)
• 5 oz. sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Place a 9 inch round piece of parchment over the bottom for easy removal. Mix flour, granulated sugar, Kosher salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix vanilla extract, milk, egg yolks, and oil. In a clean, dry mixing bowl with whip attachment, whip the egg whites and sugar until soft peaks form to make the meringue. Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Fold meringue gently into the batter. Place cake batter into pan. Bake for 1½ hours. Do not open the oven during the first 30 minutes of baking. Once cake is fully cooled, then cut the cake into the desired amount of layers (I prefer seven layers) to prepare it for icing.

For the Italian Buttercream Icing:

• 1 oz. light corn syrup
• 1 lb. granulated sugar
• ½ C water
• 12 oz. unsalted Butter, room temperature
• 2 gelatin sheets
• 8 oz. large egg whites (approx. 8 eggs)
• 4 C coconut flakes, toasted

In a mixing bowl with a whip attachment, whip the butter until soft and pale yellow. Bloom gelatin sheets in cold water just until the sheets lose shape. Remove gelatin sheets from the cold water and squeeze out the excess water. Mix ½ oz. of hot water with the gelatin sheets to melt. Add the gelatin mixture to the whipped butter and whip until the gelatin is incorporated. Reserve the softened butter for later use. Clean and dry the mixing bowl. Separate eggs, and place the whites into the clean, dry mixing bowl with a whip attachment. Bring corn syrup, sugar, and water to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, cook mixture to 235°F. When the sugar mixture reaches 235°F, turn your mixer on medium high speed until whites are frothy and begin to form a meringue. When the thermometer reads 240°F, take the mixture off the stove and add the sugar in a slow drizzle to the whites and continue to whip until completely cooled. To help the cooling process, place an ice bath under the mixing bowl. Fold the softened butter into the meringue.

Preheat oven to 300°F. Toast coconut for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Reserve for later use.

For the Cake Mop:

• 1 6 oz. can cream of coconut
• 1 C heavy cream

Mix cream of coconut and heavy cream in a bowl and reserve for later use. The cake mop helps to keep the cake moist and fresh.

To Assemble:

Place one layer of the cake on a cake stand. Using a pastry brush, spread a little of the cake mop over the layer, then cover the layer in icing and toasted coconut. Continue this process until all the layers are used and the cake is complete. The cake will have to sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting.

 

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse's Coconut Cake