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Coconut paste

Coconut paste

Similar to marzipan or walnut paste, coconut paste can be used in a variety of cake or sweet recipes, but you can enjoy munching it just as it is.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 150 g, you will need:

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How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationStart to finish
15 min.15 min.
Preservation:
Several weeks in the fridge, folded in plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #1 Put 100 g dessicated coconut in the bowl of the food processor (or blender goblet) and blend for about 1 minute until transformed into a finer powder than the original.

This is to give a smoother texture to the paste, more agreeable in the mouth than the shreds of coconut.
Stage 2
2 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #2 Then add 50 g icing sugar.
Stage 3
5 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #3 Blend again, then add 1 egg white a little at a time, just until the paste begins to come together.
Stage 4
Coconut paste : Photo of step #4 It's quite possible that the paste will not form a ball easily like marzipan, and you will need to finish the process by hand. Don't worry, this will not affect the end result.
Stage 5
5 min.
Coconut paste : Photo of step #5 Finish by shaping the paste into a flat cake, then carefully wrap in plastic film and keep in the fridge, where it should stay usable for several days, even 1 or 2 weeks.

Remarks

You'll notice that we sweeten this less (icing sugar = 50% powdered coconut) than marzipan, because coconut is naturally sweeter.

For some strange reason, coconut paste tends to harden if kept in the fridge, so to use it soft, remember to take it out at least an hour before using.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe use (among others)
Dessicated coconutDessicated coconut: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Coconut tuiles, Coconut rocks, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oat financiers for Louise, How to make marzipan decorations, Rich hazelnut buttercream, X-Files cookies, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Calissons, Coconut tuiles, Pistachio powder or paste, Strawberry sorbet, Yvetot Douillons, ... All

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