Desiccated coconut is an absolute all-rounder of an ingredient, and is a pantry staple with a long shelf life that’s suitable for both savoury and sweet cookery.
Add crunchy toasted coconut flakes in granola or homemade muesli for a tropical start to the day or add desiccated coconut to loaf cakes, flapjacks and meringues for intense fragrance and chewiness.
From macaroons and Anzac biscuits to coconut ice and South American Alfajores, you’ll be sure to find something to soak up your piña coladas!
Forgo the breadcrumbs and use desiccated coconut to make a fragrant crispy crust for chicken, pork or tofu or toast a handful to sprinkle over salads, noodles and rice dishes before serving.
Desiccated coconut is a key ingredient in many Indian and Southeast Asian recipes from curries and biryanis. Use it in Malaysian coconut sauces or make coconut chutney to serve with masala dosa or idlis for a delicious south Indian breakfast. You can also use this for your Plantain or Banana, Coconut & Cardamom Cake.