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February 7, 2012 / Easy Peasy food

Crazy in the coconut

I never cared much for coconut, thought it was strangely sweet with a weird taste. But sometime last year, something changed. I think it all began somewhere in Costa Rica. I was hanging out on the beach and a friend bought a fresh coconut from a random guy walking by. He cut it up with his pocket knife and offered half of it to me. The white coconut flesh looked to tempting to resist so I tried a bit. I don’t know if it was the setting, late afternoon, swinging in an hammock while a guy was singing (falsely in pretend swedish) and playing guitar for me. Or if it was the actual coconut. But ever since then my relationship with the coconut has evolved into some kind of obsession. This weekend for example, I had coconut yoghurt with fruit and roasted coconut shaves for breakfast. Saturday evening I had some friends over and for dessert I made fruit and coconut trifle. And to finish the hole coconut feast off, I made these coconut cookies for my cousins who where over for a late lunch on Sunday..

You need:

500 ml (about 2 cups) Coconut shaves

100 ml (about ½ cup) caster sugar

50g butter

2 eggs

1 lime, the zest, finely grated

  1. Set the oven at 175°C
  2. Melt the butter in a pot.
  3. Turn of the heat and add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and mix well.
  4. With a spoon, place about a spoonful of the mixture on a baking sheet, and repeat till there’s no more mixture left. Should be about 12 cookies.
  5. Let the cookies set for about 5-10 minutes
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  7. Eat!

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  1. frugalfeeding / Feb 7 2012 10:16 pm

    That looks fantastic. I love the photography and the look of your blog.

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