Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- Shredded coconut
- Food coloring
Spread coconut out in an ungreased shallow baking pan and toast, uncovered, stirring often, 30 to 40 minutes at 300 degrees F. until golden.
Spread 1 cup flaked coconut in a flameproof glass piepan or paper plate; microwave, uncovered, at HIGH power 2 minutes; stir and microwave 3 to 4 minutes longer, stirring every minute, until evenly golden.
To Color Grated Coconut:
Dip a toothpick in food color, stir through coconut, then rub with your fingers to distribute. Repeat until color is the intensity you want.
How to Make Coconut Cream or Milk:
Coconut Cream Recipe
Coconut Milk Recipe
Source: The New Doubleday Cookbook by Jean Anderson and Elaine Hanna (Doubleday)
Reprinted with permission.