Your online resource

for all things culinary

HOME Search this Site All Recipes Special Sections Articles &  Resources Kitchen Equipment Food & Health Growing Food Directories

Missing an Ingredient ?

Coconut Drops   Veg  CD  CBF  West Indian  40mins


Cold  Vegetarian  Cakes  Baked Fayre  Caribbean  West Indies  Nth America North American



225g/8oz Plain Flour 

1 teasp Baking Powder 

1/2 teasp Cinnamon 

15g/1/2oz  Butter 

100g/4oz  Granulated sugar 

450g/1lb Grated Coconut 

1/2 teasp Vanilla Essence 

1 Egg




1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6 and grease some baking trays. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and sieve a few times.


2.  Rub in butter till mixture resembles fine bread-crumbs then add the sugar and mix well. 


3. Stir in the coconut until well blended. 


4. Add the vanilla essence to the egg and lightly beat then add to the flour mixture mixing well. This is best done with a cutting action using a  knife. Continue to mix to a stiff dough. 


5. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture about the size of an egg, onto the baking trays and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned. Cool on wire racks.



 More Biscuit/Cookies & Pastries Recipes


Overseas Visitors:        If you're more used to measuring ingredients by the cup, we have the most comprehensive weight to cups conversion table on the net - both solid ingredients and liquids - so now you can easily convert our recipes to suit your preference.

Click here to go to the chart. Why not print it off for future reference. Convert all recipes written in metric or imperial quickly and easily. Metric/imperial users can do the same but the other way round - from cups to grams or ounces.



 Follow us 




Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack


Tips, Options and Substitutions



Make Ahead




 Sign up for Free E-Mailings

Still not found what you're looking for?



Try our search facility. Type in your main ingredient (s) or what you have available and allow us to whisk you up a recipe in seconds!



Related Recipes

Cake Recipes 

Bread/ Bun Recipes



 International Recipes |  Special Diets  |  Reference Pages  |   Conversion Charts  |  History of  Food   |  Ingredients   |  Table Settings  | UK Food Shopping Directory |  Videos 

About Us  |  Contact Us  |    Private Privacy  |   Media Resources  |  Links  |  Sitemap  |  Printing Recipes  |   Abbreviations on this site  


This Web Site was designed and created by Copyright 2000 to date [Recipes4us] All rights reserved.

 Some Photos