Sunday, 26 September 2010

SOME SUNDAY BAKING pt.2; COCONUT BISCUITS

(I originally intended to do my Sunday baking a bit more often than once every 18 months but things seldom turn out the way you intend them to...)

I got a huge craving for coconut biscuits, such as my mom and grandmother used to make them and which I haven't had for years. I used a recipe from the web which maybe differed a bit from the ones I'm used to, perhaps, but anyway they're super easy to make. And works for those with gluten allergy too.


Fluff three eggs (I use ecological and ecological eggs only) and 1.5dl sugar together, add 8,25dl of coconut flakes and the peel of one small lime. The lime is not mandatory but is a nice add to the biscuits. I also found one recipe putting a little bit of rum in the mix. I'm pretty sure I've had versions made only on egg white also. Which of course gives a different result. Maybe one could try a version with one whole egg and the white from two-three?


Pour in 75 grams of melted butter (I felt there could have been a few grams less butter).

Mix all together and leave for ten minutes so the coconut flakes can soak in the moist and swell.

Use a spoon to scoop the biscuits onto a baking plate or into small cupcake molds. The result will be fluffy and slightly cone-shaped biscuits so you don't need to form them round or anything, but you can slightly shape them into cones.

Put in the oven (175C) for about 20 minutes until the biscuits get a nice dark golden color.


Let cool and out in the refrigerator for about an hour or so before you serve. You can alo dip the tops in melted chocolate and let cool, that makes a great combination.


Eddi does not have much of a sweet tooth, he'll have a couple or three at most and his kids don't really like anything I make by default, so that means lots of biscuits for me! And they taste as good if not even better after a night or two in the refrigerator.

14 comments:

Frollein von Sofa said...

oh my goodness...my belly's growing and my thighs are swelling just by looking at those pictures. delicious !

fröken lila said...

these look delicious!

by the way, this summer, when i was in helsinki, i had the best cinnamon/chocolate bun ever at a little cafe which was called regatta (or something like that). on top of the bun there wasn't only sugar but also almonds, and it was really fluffy and so good. you don't happen to know a recipe? =)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Frollein : yes they were :)

Fröken Lila : oh, I know those ones but I don't have a recipe myself. Maybe I can find one for you :)

Heather said...

thanks for posting this, I have been wanting a recipe for these for quite some time!

Anushka said...

Ah they look lovely, I like your idea of adding lime as well :)
Sorry to hear about the kiddy situation, but at least there's a small advantage there!

stephanie said...

how can his kids not like this biscuits?? I'm off to the market to get some coconut because I just soaked my computer drooling over it! ahaha

PrettyDamnCute said...

Coconut is my weakness. I am salivating and working on all the measurement conversions now!

Leia said...

These look delicious! My mum and I used to bake something similar, we called them coconut macaroons. I baked on Sunday too :) I made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and cheddar & spinach muffins!

Leia

Dave Feucht said...

Those look amazing - and pretty simple. I might have to try those this weekend :) My dad loves these as well, so if they turn out well, I can gift him some :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

leia : sound delicious!

Dave : yes you should; receiving home baked goods is always great :)

Lucia said...

Ooh great cookies, I have to try them next sunday!

Ps. Keliaki är inte en allergi.. :) utan en sjukdom. Ville bara informera.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Lucia : jo, pröva, det är lätt och gott :) Glutenallergi är en korrekt term, men sen må det vara att det inte är samma sak som keilaki, det vet jag inte.

Tiia said...

I made these last night! Delicious! :) Thanks for sharing!

☁ Chloé ☁ said...

Oh thank you for this recipe! They are my favoutites!