This weekend I suddenly wanted to eat some coconut! And since we went out this Saturday evening I thought that our host would also enjoy what I wanted to cook: some Coconut rocks (also called “Coconut cakes”).
They are not only delicious, they are also extremely quick to prepare and just a couple of ingredients are necessary! One bigger advantage: this is lactose free! So people who are intolerant to this carbohydrate (thanks Wikipedia^^) would be able to taste those small melting mouthfuls :)
For a bit more than a dozen of rocks, count:
- 2 whites
- 50g sugar
- 125g coconut
- Some square of chocolate cut in two (optional)
Into a salad bowl, mix all the ingredients (except the chocolate): whites, sugar and coconut; until everything is well mixed.
Now you have to use your hands! Take a small handful of the mixture and form, with the palms of your hands, a ball dense enough.
You can give the shape that you want, this time would be 4 small balls and 3 “sushis” ^^:
For a version with a chocolate heart, take a bit of the mixture, press it in the palm of your hand, put a chunk of chocolate in the middle and close it with a bit more of the mixture. Well stick everything together.
Put the rocks onto a baking trail covered with some parchment paper.
Bake those small cakes into your oven preheated to 150°C. They will be cooked when they have a beautiful brown color – about 25 minutes in my case.
You can keep those cakes a few days into a hermetic box. For the chocolate heart version, I advise you to eat them rather quickly to keep the chocolate melting, so good :)