I like the taste of the traditional coconut drops. And, I am not the only one. My son gobbled these delicious, light cake-like coconut drops in a little while. This is the traditional coconut drops, not like the coconut drops sold in most bakeries. They religiously scrimp on the coconut ingredients, add more flour and coconut milk to it.
Not that the bakery coconut drops don't taste good, it does and in a quite filling way too. However, if you enjoy the taste and texture of the sweet coconut meat, you will definitely prefer this traditional coconut drops recipe. The best way I could describe these is "coconutty". They are also a lot better to eat when you consider fiber content.
A Traditional Coconut Drops Recipe
Now, I find these drops quite easy to make and take no amount of time to bake. For this reason, I must caution you to keep a close eye on them so they don't burn, especially if you have an oven like mine that gets hot very quickly.
You should also grate the coconut by hand like they did long time. Don't blend it with water as you could dilute the taste of the coconut and also add extra water to your drops, making them almost come out like cookies. Also, mix the dry ingredients first and then add the liquid. Don't over mix! So, here is the recipe for a traditional coconut drop. Enjoy!
2 cups grated coconut
1 cup all purpose flour, packed
½ cup granulated or brown sugar
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
2 tbsp butter
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp coconut essence
½ tsp. vanilla essence
1 small egg
Preheat the oven to about 400 degrees F.
baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the coconut.
butter and mix into the flour. Add the essence to the egg and beat lightly.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the liquid. Mix into a stiff dough.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden in the oven at a lower temperature, 200 degrees F.
Remove and leave to cool before serving. Bake for approximately 15 minutes
yields 8 drops
Traditional Coconut Drops
- Preheat the oven to about 400 degrees F.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the coconut.
- Cut in the butter and mix into the flour. Add the essence to the egg and beat lightly.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the liquid. Mix into a stiff dough.
- Drop about 2-tablespoon full of dough on a well greased sheet.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden in the oven at a lower temperature, 200 degrees F.
- Remove and leave to cool before serving. Bake for approximately 15 minutes
It couldn't get any better than this. The coconut drops miraculously disappeared and we had to burst another coconut and get to grating to make another batch.
Coming up next....We going and do some baking lol!
Stay tuned and of course leave ah comment if you like my traditional coconut drops.
Ah gone 🙂