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    Buzz 46: 6 Must-Try Dessert Recipes If You Love Nariyal

    The fruit coconut is a versatile one. From starters and main meals to snacks and desserts, it’s made its well-deserved place on our tables. And, oh, it’s oil works well as a medium of frying too. It’s distinct taste and aroma has made its way to our hearts and occupied a massive spot right there.

    So, on World Coconut Day (2nd September), let’s celebrate the unique flavours of the fruit through 6 absolutely lips-smacking desserts. 

    1. Coconut Muffin

    Buzz 46: 6 Must-Try Dessert Recipes If You Love Nariyal

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes

    Cooking Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup light coconut milk (at room temperature)
    • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
    • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • ½ cup + 2 tbsp flour
    • ¾ tsp baking powder
    • A pinch of salt
    • ¼ cup sweet coconut flakes

    Method

    • Preheat the oven to 375°F and place four cups with liners in a muffin pan. 
    • Melt the coconut oil, in case it is not in the liquid form already, and add sugar and coconut milk to it. Stir in the ingredients well.
    • Add the egg and well it thoroughly.
    • Pour baking powder, flour, and salt and whisk again.
    • Divide the above batter into the four cups of the mould and then sprinkle 1 tbsp of grated coconut over each of the batter.
    • Put it in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick, and if it comes out clean, it means your muffins have been perfectly baked. 
    • Serve warm and store in an air-tight container at room temperature for not more than 2 days. 

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    2. Coconut Pudding

    Buzz 46: 6 Must-Try Dessert Recipes If You Love Nariyal

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 400gms condensed milk
    • 250ml milk cream
    • 1 cup fresh coconut milk
    • 1 cup full fat cow milk
    • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
    • 5gms to 10gms agar agar (china grass sheets
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup grated coconut

    Method

    • Take milk cream and condensed milk in a bowl.
    • Then, add full fat cow’s milk, vanilla extract, and coconut milk, and stir all the ingredients to mix them well.
    • When the mixture comes to a boil, switch off the heat, and keep it aside.
    • Soak 5gms of agar agar in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Bring it to boil and then let it simmer till the agar agar has melted completely.
    • Strain and pour into the pudding mixture.
    • Add the grated coconut, pour into serving bowls, and refrigerate it for about 4 hours. 

    3. Coconut Ice Cream

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1½ cup coconut milk
    • ½ cup of full fat cow’s milk or additional coconut milk, or any other milk of your choice
    • ⅓ cup sugar or any sweetener of your choice
    • ⅛ tsp salt
    • 1½ tsp vanilla extract

    Method

    • Take all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk them well.
    • Freeze the mixture in a bowl or ice cube trays, and then blend it in a high-speed blender.
    • Freeze this mix again for a firmer texture.

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    4. Coconut Cookies

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 10 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup butter
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 2½  cups all purpose flour
    • 2½  cups grated coconut
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ tsp salt

    Method

    • Preheat the oven to 350°F and, meanwhile, line the baking mould with parchment paper and keep it aside.
    • Pour butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a mixer and blend till for 2 minutes on medium speed.
    • Add vanilla, eggs, salt, and baking soda and whisk until smooth.
    • Add the flour and switch on the mixer again, this time on low speed. 
    • Use a cookie scoop to scoop up a portion of the batter and place it on a prepared baking sheet, with each dollop of the batter placed 2 inches apart. 
    • Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the ends. 
    • Leave the cookies out to cool down for about 3 to 4 minutes in the oven itself and then transfer it to the wire rack to cool completely. 

    5. Coconut Bread

    Preparation Time: 30 minutes

    Cooking Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients

    • ¾ cup grated coconut
    • ¾ cup coconut milk
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice & zest
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 4 ounce unsalted butter (melted)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ tsp salt

    For the Glaze

    • ¼ cup castor sugar
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp water 

    Method

    • Preheat the oven to 325°F and, meanwhile, grease a loaf pan with baking spray and keep it aside.
    • Bake the coconut flakes in the oven at 300°F for 10 minutes or till you see some parts of it turning brown. 
    • Take a large bowl and add coconut milk, eggs, lime juice, melted butter, and vanilla extract and whisk well together.
    • Then take baking powder, flour, sugar, and lime zest in a small bowl.
    • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in small quantities, stirring continuously.
    • Next, add the grated coconut.
    • Pour batter into the loaf pan, place on the middle rack, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Let it cool completely before you can use the glazing.
    • Combine the lime juice and sugar in a small pan, and add water, if necessary, to get the desired consistency. Whisk thoroughly.
    • Spoon the glaze over the top surface of the coconut loaf, allowing it to trickle down the sides.
    • Cut into slices and serve.

    6. Coconut Rum Balls In Hot Chocolate

    Preparation Time: 5 minutes

    Cooking Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 2 ounces coconut rum
    • 6 ounces hot chocolate
    • Whipped cream (for garnish)
    • Grated coconut (for garnish)

    Method

    • Pour coconut rum in an Irish coffee glass or any glass of your choice
    • Pour chocolate over it and stir well.
    • Top with whipped cream and grated coconut, and serve as a boozy dessert.

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