I love cooking and baking, especially when I get to make tasty and sweet treats.
A Perfect Sweet for Every Occasion
Coconut sweets are my savior in every situation. Be it a holiday, a birthday, a party, or simply a friend coming to visit you unexpectedly, these biscuits are easy to make, require a few simple ingredients, and are quick to make. You'll only need 30 minutes to prepare them, and you can double the fun if you invite your friend to help you prepare the coconut balls. Because I made them to celebrate this New Year's Eve, I'll share the recipe with you so we can all celebrate all together and enjoy this tasty dessert!
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serves it with either melted chocolate or without
- 2 spoons
- 200 gr coconut
- 200 gr sugar
- 160 gr white eggs
- 15 gr flour, (optional)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, (optional)
- 1 packet vanilla cake
- a pinch salt, (optional)
- Take a pot and put it on the kitchen scale. Break the eggs into it and weigh 160 grams of whites of eggs (they are about 4 medium eggs). Separate the yolks into the bowl to use them for another recipe.
- Weigh 200 grams of sugar, set it apart and add a pinch of salt if you want, it will make the biscuits tastier and will help the sugar to whip up.
- Set the pot with the whites in a water bath (bain maree), add a teaspoon of cinnamon and stir quickly with a whip for at least 10 minutes, depending on the warmth of your heater. Don't let the water boil and change the heat accordingly else your eggs will get crazy.
- After 15 minutes at medium doneness, the mixture will become thick and frothy. Add 200 grams of coconut flour and whisk it gently with a tablespoon.
- Remove the pan from the water bath and add 15 grams of flour. Continue mixing while you add a tablespoon of honey and 1 pack of vanilla cake.
- From now on you have to be quick because if it cool up, the mixture will become difficult to manipulate. Put a parchment paper on the baking sheet.
- Using the tip of two tablespoons, create tiny balls of 1-inch in width and position them at a distance of approximately 1 inch from each other on the baking sheet. If you like to get sticky you can even make the balls with your hands. Add some coconut flour in your hand and roll it. It will have a better round shape other than doing it with 2 tablespoons. Experiment with the distances and sizes of the sweets because sometimes they tend to melt (for instance: if you don't like honey and you don't add it to the recipe, there will be a higher risk that the biscuits will melt down and you'll need more space between each other, even if you've made perfect balls).
- Bake it for 30 minutes at 120°C in gas oven. 15 minutes in electric ventilated oven. When they start gilding they are usually ready to be taken off the oven. If they are still mushy when you take them off the oven don't be scared, it's normal. The final result should be an orange-golden solid surface with a soft interior. Be careful, it must not be liquid and melt down, but a bit dry.
- If you want you can melt down some dark chocolate in bain maree and cover the bottom of the biscuits in it.
Gluten Allergy Alert!
Because there is flour, people with gluten allergy or intolerance cannot eat them.
You can avoid using flour in this recipe and add 40 grams of coconut flour instead. This will not change the taste of these sweets and will prevent some allergy reactions.
Coconut Biscuits Are Also Great as Every Day Tea Break
Coconut sweets taste great with blackberry tea after a slice of tiramisù!
I've also prepared the tiramisù cake on the same day
© 2018 Mickji
Robert E Smith from Rochester, New York on January 05, 2018:
Oh yeah, I have seen that done! I just didn't know there was a term for it. Once we melted chocolate into candy forms and used one pan on bottom with boiling water. Another time we bought unsweetened chocolate and it was just too bitter for us to eat and I added some milk and sweetness to it instead of taking it back to the store or buying more and throwing away what we had already purchased. If I keep reading these articles I may actually learn something. hahaha
Mickji (author) from between Italy and Switzerland, travelling around the world thanks to a little special object on January 05, 2018:
Hi Robert and thank you for your passionate attention to all of my articles ^-^ It feels really good!
Bain maree is a type of cooking. You grab two pans of different sizes, in the bigger one you add some water and you'll almost let it boil. In this way you'll be able to melt down chocolate, make caramel, or whip up something more easily. Is it better to call it water bath or there is another way to describe this in English?
In Italian you'll say you put "a bagno maria"
Robert E Smith from Rochester, New York on January 03, 2018:
Hello, my friend. Another great article. I love the way you speak in these recipes. I don't really know what a "bain maree" is but it sounds like a pan or dish of some sort. Glad to see you are doing more articles. Keep up the good work. Love ya Mickji.