1 cup non-hydrogenated solid vegetable shortening (see note)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
3 cups Sugar
6 large eggs (separated)
1 tablespoon pure almond extract
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (sifted)
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded coconut
  pinch of salt