Home
About
Media
Items on eBay
Blog

Monday, October 17, 2011

How to Toast Coconut


The other day I needed to make toasted coconut and realized I'd never made it before. After reading a few tutorials online I chose this one.


I set my oven to 300º using the convection setting which is my favorite setting for just about everything.


I placed the shredded coconut on a jelly roll sheet as opposed to a baking sheet because its higher sides would help to prevent spilling the coconut as I stirred it to help evenly brown it. I proceeded to bake the coconut tossing it with a small spatula every 4 minutes or so.


It took longer than the instructions said it would. I spent 35 minutes continuously baking and stirring the coconut.

Here's the best tip I can give you: When you are toasting ingredients whether it's shredded coconut, sesame seeds, nuts or carmalizing sugar, do NOT multi-task. Stay focused and keep a watchful eye on what you're heating and toasting because a lot of ingredients go from barely browning to burnt in less than a minute.


My watchful eye and obsessive tossing of the coconut resulted in perfectly toasted shredded coconut! And the bonus was it made my house smell amazing!

Then I had to go to another site to learn how to properly store the coconut until I was about to use it. It appears best practices dictates storing the toasted coconut in an airtight container. You can freeze it for up to two months or leave out of the freezer and it may last a month at most. Keep in mind because it contains oil it can go rancid so I'm guessing the best thing is an airtight container stored in a cool dark place. Like a cupboard would be better than a counter top.

While you can turn your heat up higher to toast it faster I suspect you'd get a less evenly browned result so if looks matter go with the 300º and take your time.

If you use this tutorial I hope your coconut comes out crisp, sweet, toasty tasting and a beautiful golden brown!

0 Click Here to Comment:

Post a Comment



YAY! No Registration Needed to Leave a Comment :)

Just look for the orange "Comment" link after the time stamp at the foot of each post and click on it, or click on the post title and the comment box will appear on the page at the base of the post when it reopens.

Comments that are Spam off topic, contain profanity, lewdness, promote violence, hate speech or any form of discrimination will either be modified or will not be posted. Click Here for a detailed list of this blog's policies.

You are welcome to make a link of your name using the Name/URL option to guide readers to your website.

Please do NOT post a string of keywords as your name. Comments received in this fashion will either not be published or the link will be removed. The Flirty Blog reserves the right to modify, delete or decline to publish comments that are considered to be off topic or SPAM.