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Congolais   Veg  CD  HT  DP CBF   French  25mins

 

 

Serves 4    Cold  Hot Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  Biscuits  Cookies  Baked Fayre Gluten Wheat Dairy free  France  Europe

 

Ingredients

175g/6oz Caster Sugar

teasp Vanilla Extract

3 egg whites

200g/7oz Desiccated Coconut

 

Instructions

 

1.  Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and grease 2 or 3 baking sheets.

 

2.  Place the egg whites, sugar and vanilla sugar in a saucepan and whisk vigorously over a medium heat until hot and frothy. Remove from the heat and keep whisking until the mixture cools a little.

 

3. Add the coconut to the pan all at once and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended.

 

4. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture, about 5cm/2 inches in diameter,  onto the baking sheets, spaced well apart, then bake in oven for 15 minutes until golden  brown. The Congolais should be crispy on the outside and soft inside.

 

5. Serve the biscuits warm or cold by themselves at teatime or with vanilla ice-cream and/or hot chocolate sauce for dessert.  

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

 

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