Coconut Pearls

La Cocina de Babel
Coconut Pearls
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Description

Drawing inspiration from the traditional Chinese dessert Nuomici these coconut pearls are sweet, chewy, and full of luxurious coconut flavor. Traditionally Nuomici are made from a mixture of coconut and rice flour and coated with shredded coconut. These coconut pearls instead use semolina as its base, but can also be made in the traditional way with glutinous rice flour. Leave time to cool before serving to solidify the shape of these delicate desserts.

Ingredients

  • 225 grams semolina (rice)
  • 300 grams white sugar
  • 600 milliliters coconut milk
  • 370 milliliters water
  • 6 tablespoons dry coconut
  • coconut
  • confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. 1In a non-stick, heavy pan, heat the coconut milk and water.
  2. 2As the liquid comes to a boil, add the sugar and semolina. Stir well to remove any lumps.
  3. 3Gently cook on low for 10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. 4The mixture should gradually thicken to a paste, and come away from the sides of the pan.
  5. 5After 10 minutes, remove from the heat and add the desiccated coconut. Leave to cool.
  6. 6Prepare a mix of confectioner’s sugar and desiccated coconut in equal measure in a shallow dish.
  7. 7Using damp hands, shape into cherry-sized balls, dip into the sugar-coconut mix, and place into small paper muffin molds.
  8. 8Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  9. 9Warm slightly in the microwave just before serving.
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NutritionView more

930Calories
Sodium1%DV35mg
Fat69%DV45g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs44%DV131g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories930Calories from Fat410
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat45g69%
Saturated Fat39g195%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium35mg1%
Potassium580mg17%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat410
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate131g44%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars83g166%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.