A Good Party Snack To Try… Coconut Delights

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INTRODUCTION

This recipe came as a surprise. It is not my recipe nor a recipe  that I obtained from books or internet. It is a recipe that my Facebook friend from Athens had given me via private message in the mid night. She said that she loves these snacks very much and none of her friends have ever rejected her offer of this delicious snack. Her reason of giving me the recipe is very simple. She wanted me to try and share with more people and I have to thank her for her self less sharing of her recipe.

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On the next morning,  I read the ingredients and I knew immediately that it will be a very nice snack. There are only 3 ingredients in the recipe – sugar, desiccated coconuts and eggs.  Any combinations of these 3 ingredients will definitely be superb. It is just like Kaya (coconut jam) or traditional coconut tarts. Putting these 3 ingredients in another shape will not alter the taste.

IMG_67051 Prepared using fresh shredded coconuts

I have decided to try the recipe and on the next day, I happily rushed to the market to get hold of some freshly grated coconuts. I went home and tried the recipe. I found that something is funny, it is shapeless as the batter was very watery. I private message her and told her the scenario and she “screamed” – Did you read the recipe, it is desiccated coconut and not fresh coconut…… It was a blunder that I made…. Ha-ha. Well, the end product was also very nice.

IMG_69071 Prepared using desiccated coconuts

I told myself how can I issue a recipe that is not her original recipe. I hold on the post until yesterday. I went to the bakery shop and requested for the designated “desiccated coconut” and prepare another batch. Therefore, in this post there are two recipes, one is using fresh shredded coconuts and the other is using desiccated coconuts. Which is better? I should say both are equally delicious. But using the fresh shredded coconuts will yields very fragrant coconut aroma but the texture is slight chewy and almost shapeless. In fact, I like the rugged shape of the snack. On the other hand, the recipe using desiccated coconuts yields a much better shape, crispy on the outside and slight chewy in the middle but not wet. Frankly speaking, I loved both…

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RECIPE 1 – COCONUT DELIGHTS – USING FRESHLY GRATED COCONUTS



WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: Depending on size about 30 snacks

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  • 320 grams of sugar
  • 420 grams of shredded fresh coconuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch (not in picture)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or lemon zest or orange zest (not in picture)
  • Some nuts for decorating (It can be any nuts – pistachios, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, cashew nuts)

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STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat oven to 175 degree Celsius
  • Lightly greased a baking tray.

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  • Mix all ingredients (fresh shredded coconut, eggs, sugar, vanilla essence/lemon zest and corn starch) together. Stir until well mixed. Take a spoonful of batter and put it in the baking sheet.Place on baking tray with about 1 finger apart. lightly press it and put on top your desired nuts. Bake in the preheated oven of 170 degree Celsius and bake for 15 minutes or until the surface is lightly golden brown.

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RECIPE 2 – COCONUT DELIGHTS – USING DESICCATED COCONUTS


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: Depending on size about 30 snacks

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  • 320 grams of sugar
  • 420 grams of desiccated coconuts
  • 4 eggs (disregard picture of 2 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or lemon zest or orange zest (not in picture)
  • Some nuts for decorating (It can be any nuts – pistachios, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, cashew nuts) – not in picture

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STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat oven to 175 degree Celsius and lightly greased a baking tray.

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  • Mix all ingredients (fresh shredded coconut, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence/lemon zest) together. Stir until well mixed. Shape the coconut into a small balls and put it in the baking sheet.Place on baking tray with about 1 finger apart. lightly press it and put on top your desired nuts. Bake in the preheated oven of 170 degree Celsius and bake for 15 minutes or until the surface is lightly golden brown.

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CONCLUSION

It is true that the snack is very fragrant full of coconut aromas. It is a rather addictive cookie and one is definitely not enough. I have to thank my Facebook friend, Ms.

Lianlian Loh Gliptis for her willingness to share recipes with reader and I concur with her that it is a good party snack to be served at party or small house gatherings.

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Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.

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