Shuku Shuku (Coconut Candy)

Shuku Shuku (Coconut Candy)

Personality is a funny thing you know. I’m a firm believer that people’s personalities don’t change much and that you can tell a child’s personality right from a very young age. Sure, we may mature with age and experience but when it comes down to it…once a jerk, always a jerk. I’m kidding. Kind of

The reason I’m even saying this is because I’ve heard some stories about the kind of things I said/did when I was much younger and when I think about it I’m like, “yeah, that is so me”. For example, when I was 3 years old, (assuming I could talk then… or maybe I was 4… when do kids start talking anyway?) I was hanging out with my grandma and I had a craving for cookies – also known as “biscuits” in every other part of the world but North America. So I was all like “grandma, can I have biscuit?” because I knew she always had a secret stash somewhere.

*silence*

“Grandma! Grandma, can I have biscuit?” I say a little louder, thinking she must not have heard me

*silence*

At this point I started to tug at her clothes. “Grandma, I want biscuit please”

*she sighed in frustration* “Wo fi mi le omo yii!” Translation: leave me a lone this child!

I stared at her, lifting my head to get a proper view. Then my eyes began to scan her with disgust from top to bottom and I responded, unable to hide my displeasure, “Did I ask you for meat? Did I ask you for chicken? Is it not common biscuit that I asked for?”. Then I walked away in childish annoyance.

**I just have to insert here for all my lovely Non-African/cultural folks that it is highly frowned upon [read: an abomination] to speak to an elder so *ehm* openly. If this little scenario had occurred when I was older, I wouldn’t be writing this today. I wouldn’t be writing anything today. Because I wouldn’t be here today**

So, going back to the point I made earlier, I can see how my personality hasn’t changed much since then. I obviously wasn’t happy about the cookie situation and as I always do when I am unhappy, I expressed myself completely – I mean, was I asking for something difficult? Only a cookie. Tah! 

And the point of this story is to say that I had a craving for something sweet today and I made Shuku Shuku (coconut candy).

I could probably have said that at the beginning couldn’t I? But that’s no fun, plus if I did that you wouldn’t have known about this story. And you never know where you’ll need this kind of information.

🙂

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  2. 2 egg yolks
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

Mix coconut flakes, egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl thoroughly


Roll into bite-sized balls then roll in flour


Preheat oven at 375F. Place shuku shuku on a baking tray (on parchment paper or one lightly sprayed with cooking oil) and bake for 15 minutes or until it turns slightly golden


Set aside to cool & store in an air-tight container

Shuku Shuku (Coconut Candy)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  2. 2 egg yolks
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Mix coconut flakes, egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl thoroughly
  2. Roll into bite-sized balls then roll in flour
  3. Preheat oven at 375F. Place shuku shuku on a baking tray (on parchment paper or one lightly sprayed with cooking oil) and bake for 15 minutes or until it turns slightly golden
  4. Set aside to cool & store in an air-tight container
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