SUMMER BAKING – COCONUT ROCKS

A little bit of holidays in a ball of coconut, or as we call them in french, Coconut Rocks! You can still find these in local bakeries across France, usually in a pyramid shape. They are dead easy to make and only have 3 ingredients! No need for a fancy food processor, a wooden spoon is pretty much all you need. As you have already guessed they are made with coconut, and as everyone seem to think it has magical power, I could probably call these energy balls or something! Well they do have sugar… Sorry…Not sorry!

The outside should be crisp and the inside should be moist, a little bit like a Bounty Bar, minus the chocolate. Although no one is stopping you from dipping them in a bowl of melted chocolate!

coconut rocks

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  • 250g desiccated coconut
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 3 large egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Malibu optional

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coconut rocks

coconut rocks mixture

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Mix the desiccated coconut and caster sugar.
  3. Whisk the egg whites until it reaches a thicker consistency, about 30 seconds!
  4. Add the egg white to the coconut mixture and mix well. Now, you should seriously consider adding Malibu to the mix! A couple of tablespoons would do the trick… or more to taste!
  5. Form little balls with your hands, squeezing the mixture well as you go and place on a baking sheet, over baking paper.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until nicely coloured. You might want to turn your sheet half way, to get an even colour.

coconut rocks pre cooked

Images: Dee Ramadan

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