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Dessicated Coconut - uses for?


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This is probably a basic question but what uses do you have for dessicated coconut? I have a small quantity here and am at a loss for what to use it in, or even "how" to use it.

Thanks for the information -

Bob

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You can use it in coconut macaroons (with regular sweetened flaked coconut); you can use it as a coating for donuts (my former brother in law had a donut shop and once took the rest of my 25# bag of coconut because he'd run out). Make a sort of coconut mousse by making a white chocolate ganache, adding the coconut and some whipped cream....

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This is probably a basic question but what uses do you have for dessicated coconut?  I have a small quantity here and am at a loss for what to use it in, or even "how" to use it.

Thanks for the information -

Bob

I use it in clusters. Dark chocolate mixed with the coconut then just drop on parchment in bite size mounds. Also coconut cream bonbons dipped in dark or milk chocolate. :smile:

Pat

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i always toast it first to bring out the coconut and use it in a lot of things including what people mention above:

financiers (instead of almond meal)

short dough cookies (to replace some of the flour)

to infuse cream/milk to make custards (ice cream, creme brulee, etc)

etc., etc.

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This is probably a basic question but what uses do you have for dessicated coconut?  I have a small quantity here and am at a loss for what to use it in, or even "how" to use it.

Thanks for the information -

Bob

I use it in clusters. Dark chocolate mixed with the coconut then just drop on parchment in bite size mounds. Also coconut cream bonbons dipped in dark or milk chocolate. :smile:

I hadn't thought of that, I thought the coconut for confections should be toasted or the sweetend flake variety - but that does sound like it would be delicious - is dessicated coconut the variety of coconut used in a "mounds" bar???

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This is probably a basic question but what uses do you have for dessicated coconut?  I have a small quantity here and am at a loss for what to use it in, or even "how" to use it.

Thanks for the information -

Bob

I use it in clusters. Dark chocolate mixed with the coconut then just drop on parchment in bite size mounds. Also coconut cream bonbons dipped in dark or milk chocolate. :smile:

I hadn't thought of that, I thought the coconut for confections should be toasted or the sweetend flake variety - but that does sound like it would be delicious - is dessicated coconut the variety of coconut used in a "mounds" bar???

Yes it's the one I use for coconut bars similar to Mounds candies. Everyone that likes coconut really likes them. Have fun with all the idea's given here.

Pat

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you can use it for most anything you'd use regular coconut for....I much prefer it btw, it doesn't get stuck in your teeth and packs a big coconut flavor.

My personal favorite, toasted it and make a semifredo with it...some pineapple and tropical friuts...some sort of crunchy cookie-ish base....delicious!

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