Introduction: Choc'coconut Islands
My name is Damien, and I'll show you how to make my favorite dessert : Choc'coconut Islands!
The recipe is quite easy to make and everyone always like this treat :)
I hope you will like it too :)
Step 1: The Ingredients and Tools
For this recipe you will need:
- 80g of sugar (brown or white)
- 2 eggs
- 200g of grated coconut
- 100g of dark chocolate (60%)
- a table spoon of neutral oil (sunflower, grape seed...)
- optional: a table spoon of apricot jam, this will make the islands more fluffy
and the following tools:
- a big bowl
- a whisk (or a fork)
- a big spoon
- a fork
- a pot
- baking paper
- baking tray
- an oven at 180°C or 356°F
- a timer
Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients
Mix the ingredient in the following order:
- in the big bowl, break the eggs
- add the sugar
- whisk until the mixing turns white
- add a big spoon of apricot jam
- whisk again
- add the grated coconut (all at the same time)
- use a big spoon to mix until the dough is homogeneous
Step 3: Shaping the Islands
--- you can pre-heat your oven at 180°C or 356°F since the following step usually take about 10min ---
Now it's time to shape the islands using your hand and a spoon as a tool (you can also use your hands, it's up to you).
Tips: you can keep your hand wet during this process, this way the coconut won't stick too much.
Take an amount of coconut equivalent to a big nut and shape it on the spoon (approximately 1,5 inches of diameter)
Once done, place the newly formed island on the baking paper
important: try to shape all the islands with the same size, otherwise they will have a different cooking time
Depending on the size of your islands you will get around 15 to 20 islands. The size will change the cooking time, smaller they are, shorter the cooking time will be. If they are too small, they might be too dry
Step 4: The Cooking
In a pre-heated oven at 180°C or 356°F place the Choc'coconut Islands (middle position and fan mode if possible) and start your timer for 10min
The island will be good when they will be well tanned, don't let them cooked too much otherwise they will be too dry
Since the cooking is quite fast, I usually stay in front of the oven 5min after I put them inside. This way I'm sure they won't burn
Step 5: Making Them Even More Delicious With a Chocolate Bath and ...
Melt 100g of dark chocolate + a table spoon of neutral oil inside a pot.
Low heat the pot until the chocolate is melt
Then take each island for a bath in the chocolate
Step 6: ... a Chocolate Rain!!
... using a fork, make a chocolate rain over the islands !!!
Step 7: Some Rest Before the Tasting
Let the islands rest for an hour outside or 15min in a fridge (after cooling a little)
The Choc'coconut Islands will be ready when the chocolate will be hard and you will be able to remove them from the baking paper without any problem
I hope you will like these sweet treats, if you have any comments or questions don't hesitate :)
Have a nice cooking and bon appétit !!
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