We just moved house this weekend, and when organising the pantry at our new house, I discovered that I’ve been hoarding coconut…. 3 bags unopened or almost full, one bag almost empty. I’m not a big fan of coconut, and often leave it out of recipes unless it’s compulsory. I must have been buying new bags every time I had to make Cookie Monster cupcakes, thinking I was about to run out (I do have a stash of blue coloured coconut elsewhere in the pantry!)
So I decided to test out my new oven with some baking last night, and to use up some of my coconut. I did think Anzac biscuits for a while, but it doesn’t use very much. I remember my dad used to make coconut cluster biscuits back when I lived at home, I’m guessing it was an Edmonds recipe, but I can’t remember where my book has gone during the shift so had to make them a bit differently.
What you need:
165g butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 and ½ TB cocoa powder
1 cup coconut
1. Mix slightly cooled, melted butter with brown and white sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
2. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
3. Roll mixture into balls and place on 2 baking trays, bake for 15mins at 180C. Makes approx 18.
I think I remember my dad icing these biscuits, and they did need a little ‘something’, so I melted some Whittaker’s dark chocolate and spread on the top.
Now, what shall I do with the rest of my coconut!?