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

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For 150 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 50 g 75 g 150 g 300 g 450 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
15 min.15 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Coconut paste
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
Then add 50 g icing sugar.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Coconut paste
Blend again, then add 1 egg white a little at a time, just until the paste begins to come together.

Stage 4
Coconut paste
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
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.
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.
Several weeks in the fridge, folded in plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
329 Kcal or 1,377 Kj6 gr69 gr3 gr
16 %2 %6 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
183 Kcal or 766 Kj3 gr38 gr2 gr
9 %1 %4 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 150 g : 0.78 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dessicated coconutDessicated coconut: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Coconut tuiles, Coconut sweetcrust pastry, Coconut "croute à thé", Coconut pyramids, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini lemon millefeuilles, Coconut tuiles, Arlesian Biscuits, How to make marzipan decorations, Viennese Shortbread, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed prunes, Pavlova, Royal icing, How to beat egg whites, Italian Meringue, ... All
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  • I made a large batch of this to put under royal icing on Christmas cake. I put whole egg in (3) will this go off. My mother made it with just yolks but I found it two dry so added in whites. Hers never went off. Thank you. Don't want to poison anyone. Also put quite a bit of alcohol in.
    Posted by Cheryl december 8th 2021 at 01:49 (n° 1)
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