Monday, 31 May 2010

Coconut Ice

Quite an easy one, this, if you have a sugar thermometer.

1 lb granulated sugar

¼ pt milk

5 oz desiccated coconut

Pink food colouring


 

  • Brush a 7-inch square shallow tin with melted fat or oil. Place sugar and milk in a heavy-quality saucepan. Stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolve.
  • Bring to the boil and boil quickly, without stirring, until "soft ball" stage is reached (240 degrees F or when a little, dropped into a saucer of cold water, just forms a soft ball)
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, add coconut and stir until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour half of the mixture into the tin. Quickly colour the remainder pale pink and pour over the first layer. Spread mixture to sides of tin
  • Leave until almost set, mark into bars. When cold, turn out of tin and cut into bars.

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