Heavenly Crunchy Coconut Bites

DSC_0285Ingredients: 300 gr organic plain white flour, 50 gr white sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 8 tbsp ground coconut, 1 egg, 6 tbsp soft butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla aroma

Flavours: vanilla and coconut

It was one of those Saturdays, very relaxed, very (surprisingly) sunny and I started daydreaming about palms, soft sand under my feet, lots of colorful tropical fruits and coconut. Maybe it is also because I have recently added a new board on my Pinterest and I got so addicted to all those gorgeous and mouth watering pictures of pineapples, mangoes, coconuts, watermelons, figs and many more that I started craving them. That’s when I had the idea of baking coconut biscuits, which I have renamed kokosanki (from Polish, coconut = kokos).

That was the second time baking them and this time around I have decided to try the fan oven at 180 °C which ended up with my biscuits being more of a small bites to have with an afternoon tea or coffee. They are crunchy, flavoursome, easy to make and very addictive … once you bite one, you’ll want to have all the rest. Their main feature of course is the ground coconut, which makes them so soft in the inside, that they will melt in your mouth.

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the 5 senses method:

1. In one bowl mix the butter with egg and vanilla aroma.

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2. In another bowl stir with a spoon the rest of the ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and ground coconut.

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3. Combine the two mixtures together and stir until the dough is formed.

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4. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Meanwhile create the small kokosanki balls and put them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

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5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and wait for 5 minutes before taking them out.

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The perfect bite for an afternoon tea or simply a daily delicacy to be served with coffee – espresso that is!

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