Monday, May 25, 2015

Nigeria - Shuku Shuku

Another African country, this time it's Nigeria over in the West of the continent. This coconut ball recipe is a popular dessert there.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
Flour for coating


Put the coconut, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl.  Observe how it looks a bit like a smiley huge eyed slug!


 Mix it well. It makes a dry stiff mixture.


Form into 1 inch balls and roll in the flour.


 Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes on 175C.



JD, Leigh and I enjoyed these coconut balls. They were chewy and soft inside but slightly crunchy on the outside. Almost like coconut macaroons in flavour. Easy to make and a nice treat for anyone who likes coconut. I would recommend baking them at a slightly lower temperature because my coconut balls browned slightly too much on the outside singeing the flour coating a bit. Didn't affect the taste any. :)

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