Cocadas - Coconut Macaroons

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Cocadas are baked coconut bars or cookies. In the U.S. and some other places they are called coconut macaroons. You'll need the following ingredients:

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Ingredients: (Serves 8)

1 grated coconut (or flaked coconut)
2 cups of coconut milk
1 pound of sugar
2 cups of milk (maybe)
6 egg yolks, whipped
1 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
Sesame seeds

Except for the sesame seeds, they're practically the same thing. In Bolivia they are usually baked as bar cookies but you can make them by spooning them onto a cookie sheet and flattening them with the bottom of a glass, or make them into little mounds, like macaroons in the U.S.


In a pot cook the coconut milk (if you can't find coconut milk, use the 2 cups of regular milk), sugar and milk, mixing and blending constantly until the mixture turns into a syrup. Add the grated coconut, mixing until you can see the bottom of the pot.

Remove the pot from the stove, add the grated lemon peel, whipped egg yolks, a small amount of sesame seeds, and the butter.

Return the mixture to the stove and cook until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Remove the mixture from the pot with a spatula, placing it into a greased square pan. Or form into balls and place on a cookie sheet.

Place in the oven at low heat until it browns lightly.

Remove from the oven, cool, and cut into squares.

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