Saturday, April 12, 2008

Coconut Balls

Goodness, gracious, great balls of ... coconut.


dried coconut shavings (dried is crucial!)
condensed milk


The CC using canned stuff? Try it first. You will have time to talk back later.

The recipe is simple but unfolds in two steps.

First add, the dried coconut shavings to the condensed milk and mix to form a stiff dough. The quantities depend on the kind of condensed milk and the size of the shavings. Basically, form a firm dough which should NOT be too wet. Then let it sit for 30 minutes or so.

What you then need to do is shape small balls out of it, and roll them around in more dried coconut shavings to coat the outside and give it texture.

Lay them all out on a tray. They taste better if they are slightly cool so you can refrigerate them till your guests arrive.

Coconut Balls


Varsha said...

Mmmmmm. Made these yesterday. They were absolutely amazing! Also tried a batch with nutmeg added... Mmmm

I don't get it though. I thought you didn't like coconut. Or dessert for that matter unless it has chocolate.

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

Agreed that I'm not the world's biggest dessert fan. However, you've gotta make something for guests. :-)

Coconut is fine. All in context. :-D