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What can I do with a ton of dessicated coconut?

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Smithagain Wed 02-Sep-09 20:45:53

I'm having a cupboard clear-out. Have come across about 1kg of dessicated coconut, bought when I was having a home-made-muesli phase (yes, I know).

How can I use it up? Preferably in a delicious baked concoction of some sort, to make up for the muesli moment grin.

midnightexpress Wed 02-Sep-09 20:48:48



Smithagain Wed 02-Sep-09 20:52:48

Aaaaaaaah now you're talking!

Macaroon recipe anyone? Are they easy?

(Smith too lazy to google, but will prob get round to it if no-one replies!)

TheFoosa Wed 02-Sep-09 20:53:25

chuck it in the bin, it's vilesome

zookeeper Wed 02-Sep-09 20:54:11

curry? Lots of it lol

sausagesupper Wed 02-Sep-09 20:54:32

coconut ice

Katymac Wed 02-Sep-09 21:15:38

Chocolate surprise

6oz dark chocolate
1oz butter

melted & poured in to a greased lined tin

1 tblspn SR Flour
2oz cherries
1.5oz coconut
3/4 cup of sugar
2 eggs

Mix then pour over the (set) chocolate - make sure you cover the choc completely or it burns

Bake until golden brown on Gas 5/6


SomeGuy Wed 02-Sep-09 21:30:19

it's wrong for curry. curry needs coconut milk

Smithagain Thu 03-Sep-09 14:54:45

Lol TheFoosa. Can't do that - am officially on a waste-reduction mission and must use up all unwise purchases!

Some combination of chocolate surprise, coconut ice or macaroons sounds good to me.

Thanks all.

Katisha Thu 03-Sep-09 15:01:13

And can anyone help with what to do with three actual coconuts? GIve to birds I suppose...

SomeGuy Thu 03-Sep-09 16:01:34

three actual coconuts?

Are they young or old ones?

If young, drink the water and eat the flesh.

If old, then open them, discard any water, remove the flesh, and make it into coconut milk. Better than the canned stuff.

Use for curry.

cyteen Thu 03-Sep-09 16:04:10

I sometimes add dessicated coconut to porridge at the cooking stage.

Katisha Thu 03-Sep-09 16:07:35

Three actual coconuts. They are oldish now - DS won them on a shy in May.
How do you make coconut milk from the,?

SomeGuy Thu 03-Sep-09 16:28:47

You grate the flesh (could use a food processor), then cover with very hot water (not boiling), and leave it for 15 minutes. Then strain.

You can make first and second pressings to get a creamier or more watery mix.

Katisha Thu 03-Sep-09 16:30:12


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