Father's Day · Holidays · Recipes · Sweet Saturday

Sweet Saturday; Coconut Ice


A rather feminine looking Fathers Day gift, but Le Marie loves coconut ice and with two little girls wanting to declare their love it’s gone a bit girly! Père has already had a sneaky taste of the girls ‘secret’ and approves. If you want to make some here’s the recipe.I filled up two large Kindle jars so we can give some to Granddad London too; so you may want to half the ingredients.

Method and Ingredients

2 x 397g can condensed milk
600g desiccated coconut
450g icing sugar
Pink or red food colouring

  1. You will need a 23cm x 20cm x 4cm deep cake tin. Line the tin with baking paper so it covers the base and sides.
  2. Pour the condensed milk into a big bowl. Add the coconut, icing sugar and mix really well.
  3. Spoon half of the mixture into the square cake tin, then flatten it by pressing with damp fingers.
  4. Add a few drops of pink or red food colouring to the mixture left in the bowl and mix evenly. Spoon the coloured mixture over the top of the white layer and use damp fingers to smooth the top.
  5. Loosely cover and put in a cool place to start to set. With a pizza cutter or knife cut squares into the paper (it’s easier to do at this stage before it’s completely dry) and then dry overnight. In the morning us the baking paper to lift the coconut ice from the tin and separate the pieces out. Store in an airtight tin – or a fabulous, preschooler decorated Kilner jar – and store in a cool place for up to 3 weeks.
Father's Day · Holidays · Teaching French To Children

Les Fêtes des Pères; French Father’s Day Card And Songs

As its Father’s Day this Sunday I’m busy teaching this to my little girl to sing to her daddy today and we’ve used the lyrics in her Father’s Day card. I thought I’d include some links and lyrics in case, if you have young children, you’d like to do the same.

imagePetit Papa

Petit Papa, c’est aujourd’hui ta fête,
Maman m’a dit que tu n’étais pas là.
J’avais des fleurs pour couronner ta tête
Et un bouquet pour mettre sur ton cœur.
Petit Papa, petit Papa!

Little Daddy, today is your day
Mommy told me you weren’t here.
I had flowers to crown your head
And a bunch to put on your heart.
Little Daddy, little Daddy!

Obviously in this traditional French Fathers’ Day song daddy is out working!

Alternatively there’s this one from Monde des Petits.

C’est Toi Mon Papa

C’est toi mon papa adoré ! image
C’est toi qui me fais rêver !
C’est toi qui fais mon bonheur,
Je t’aime de tout mon cœur.

Qui m’a appris les additions ?
Papa plus moi equals Plein de bisous !
Qui m’a appris les multiplications ?
Papa fois moi equals Plus de bisous !

Bon… maintenant tu connais mon secret !
Tu sais, si je sais faire du vélo,
ou si je sais nager sur le dos,
C’est grâce à quelqu’un d’important pour moi !


Qui m’a donc appris le français ? image
Papa, je t’aime, papa, bisous, bisous !
Et qui m’a donc appris l’anglais ?
I love you daddy, I love you ! Kiss ! Kiss !

You are my loved daddy!
It’s you who makes me dream !
It’s you who makes me happy ,
I love you with all my heart.

Who taught me the additions ?
Papa plus Me equals Lots of kisses!
Who taught me the multiplications ?
Papa times me equals more kisses!

Well … now you know my secret! image
You know, if I know cycling,
or if I swim on my back,
It is thanks to someone important to me!


Who taught me French?
Daddy, I love you , daddy, kiss, kiss!
And I therefore learned English ?
I love you daddy , I love you ! Kiss ! Kiss !