Saturday, 6 July 2013

Coco-Choc Crunches

Coconut makes me think of Pina Coladas...which makes me think of holidays and that puts me in a good mood. If you shut your eyes and turn up the heating with a cold drink, you could imagine being on the beach. Or not, but I'm sick of this weather and need to perk up!

Anyway, I love coconut and coconut mixed with chocolate is eeeeven better! And the creator of Bounty discovered that, of course. I took this recipe for Macaroons and made it into a tasty biscuit instead. Really simple, just leave them in a little longer so they have that CRUNCH..

All you need is:
150g chocolate, chopped (preferably dark)
200g grated fresh coconut or desiccated coconut if you don't have fresh
200g caster sugar
4 tbsp plain flour
1 egg white

First things first, preheat the oven to 180 (fan assisted)

Whisk the egg white in a bowl until stiff and leave to one side

In a seperate bowl, tip the flour in

Fold in the egg whites then add the coconut and mix

Mix some more until you get a well combined, darker mixture. 

Using a pastry cutter, putp 4 or 5 tbsp of the mix on a tray lined with baking parchment.
Make sure you pat down the mix a little as the mix will just flop out as soon as you move the pastry cutter.

You will probably need to do this in two batches.

Leave in the oven for 22-24 minutes for the crunch biscuits (if you're making macaroons, just leave them in for around 15 minutes)

Leave them to cool for a little while.

While cooling, take your chocolate and melt it in 30 second blasts in the microwave.
When melted, drizzle a layer on the flat side of the biscuits.

Until they look like this...

Leave in the fridge to cool for a while.

Then pop them out and wait for them to all vanish!

Thinking about these now is making my mouth water! They went down very well at work and at home so I promise these are a winner for the chocolate and coconut lovers...or anybody with a sweet tooth really!

N xo

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