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what is the difference between dessicated, flaked and shredded coconut?

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ChestnutsRoastingonanOpenFlier Fri 19-Dec-08 10:48:58

It may be obvious, but I have a recipe that calls for half shredded and half flaked coconut (cupcakes) what difference will it make if I just use dessicated?

Poins Fri 19-Dec-08 11:01:23

dessicated is dried. It will be lighter. Maybe you will need a bit more of it than it says

ChestnutsRoastingonanOpenFlier Fri 19-Dec-08 15:03:55

ah. thank you Poins

MilaMae Fri 19-Dec-08 19:17:16

Dessicated has sugar added to it(it's very sweet),flaked doesn't.

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