Desiccated Coconut shipped pure and straight from Sri Lanka
We ship our Desiccated Coconut within days of harvest in a plastic jars so that the Desiccated Coconut is delivered to you without any clumps.
Desiccated coconut is produced with the finest hand picked coconuts under stringent quality control standards.We are pleased to be able to offer what we feel is the highest quality dried (desiccated), coconut available anywhere. It is made from fresh coconuts which are harvested at just the right time to ensure the best flavor. The coconut is then dried to the perfect moisture content to ensure long shelf life, best flavor and mouth feel. No sulfites, preservatives, sugar, or additives of any kind are used and the coconut.
Dried coconut is delicious eaten by itself as a snack, added to hot or cold cereal, and as an addition to baked goods. It can also be used in smoothies, sprinkled on salads, or stirred into sautéed vegetables. It is also a common ingredient in Thai and Indian dishes.
Desiccated Coconut can be re-hydrated by combining 2 parts coconut and 1 part water (by volume) or equal parts by weight. Put the coconut and water in a small bowl and toss them lightly with a fork so that all of the coconut becomes moistened. Compact the mixture with the back of a spoon, cover and let stand until the water is fully absorbed (will take about 30 minutes). Good with fruit, by itself, or in any recipe calling for freshly grated coconut. Sweetened variations can by made by adding a little sugar, honey or maple syrup to the water before combining with the coconut.
Desiccated Coconut can be toasted on the stove top in a skillet. Put the coconut in a dry skillet or saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly with a wooden or bamboo spoon until it becomes a light golden brown. I have been using the toasted coconut in the macaroons (recipe below) and people prefer the flavor 20 to 1 compared to the untoasted coconut. It really brings out the flavor and gives the coconut more crunch. It is also good sprinkled on salads, fruit, etc.
We offer this delicious coconut in a 1-lb. bag.Our desiccated coconuts have no preservatives colors or flavors. It can be added directly as a filling into Rotti , Pittu ,
Pancakes and Deserts.
Preparing Coconut Milk from Desiccated coconut
Empty 8 ounces (2 cups) desiccated coconut into a blender and add 1 cup boiling water.
Blend for 30-60 seconds and allow the mixture to cool a bit. Place a sieve over a bowl lined with cheese cloth. Ladle the mixture into the cheese cloth, fold the edges over the coconut meat and twist the ends to extract as much milk as you can into the bowl.
Discard the squeezed coconut meat and refrigerate the coconut milk that has been extracted into the bowl. Refrigerate the milk and use within 1 or 2 days.
- 1 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- 8 ounces (2 cups) desiccated coconut
(For a finer textured cookie the coconut can be chopped in a food processor before adding to the liquid or you can use 1 cup desiccated coconut.
Add vanilla and water to the condensed milk and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add the desiccated coconut and mix thoroughly. Allow this mixture to stand for 2 to 24 hours or longer (stirring occasionally) to allow the coconut to re-hydrate.
With a spoon or portioning scoop form approximately 1" diameter cookies and bake at 350°F on parchment covered baking sheet for about 12-14 minutes until light golden brown. Slide parchment onto wire rack to cool. This recipe makes about 18 cookies.
Worldwide delivery through Fedex or DHL to reach you within 3 - 7 days with online shipment tracking.