Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring Treats

I had a special request the other day to make some treats. The only condition was due Lent this treat had to be chocolate free. I decided as  I didn't have an awful lot of time coconut ice was the answer. I also thought its a great thing for children to make as a mothers day treat as its easy to make and more importantly does not require cooking. Why don't you give it a try? You will need:

375g Dessicated Coconut 
375 g Icing Sugar
397g Can of Condensed Milk
Food Colouring

The ingredients

Place coconut and icing sugar into a bowl then pour over the condensed milk.
Mix these ingredients thoroughly

Once mixed divide into two portions one remains white the other add a few drops of food colouring and mix carefully. I find sometimes when Ive added the food colouring it helps to add just a little sprinkle more icing sugar as the food colouring increases stickiness.

Line a baking  tray with baking parchment or cling film either seems to work.

Put white mix into the base of the tray and press down firmly. You want a layer of about 1cm. Then add the coloured layer and press down firmly.

Place in the fridge for a few hours or even better still over night

Then tip out onto a sheet of icing sugar dusted baking parchment or chapping block and cut into squares 
Coconut icing being cut into cubes
The finished item
 After they are cut into cubes place these in boxes or bags to give as gifts. I like the little cellophane bags as they can be tied with ribbons and look really cute.        

I chose yellow and white but pink and white is usually traditional

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