Cooking with Coconut Products
Hints & tips for your own tasty treats,
We have compiled a few of our favourite recipes using our range of coconut products available at the online store.
There are lots of facts that support the use of this decident flavoured oil for cooking... but bottom line is... is, it is tasty and good for you.. what more do you need to know?
Some quick tips
- Generally in the Summer it is a liquid gold & in Winter it is a little more solid [which melts straight away when heat is added].
- As a primary cooking oil in most dishes, like currys and stirfrys. When usedon roast vegetables (sweet potato and cauliflower are particularly amazing), you can detect a faint coconut flavour, depending on which brand you use. Yum!
- You can swap it for melted butter in recipes. Just make sure your other ingredients are at room temperature, so the oil doesnĂ˘€™t become solid again.
- Use it on your toast instead of butter.
- Add it to your hot drinks like hot water and lemon in the morning. It also goes nicely with green tea.
- Add it to your smoothies or blended drinks (if you put it straight into a cold drink, it will harden up, so make sure you are whizzing it).
- You can use it for salad dressings and mayonnaise, but as it will harden, itĂ˘€™s best mixed with some organic, virgin, cold pressed olive oil.
- Coconut oil hardens in the fridge making it perfect for desserts and chocolate making!
- Pour it over your morning porridge or muesli
Coconut flour is a diverse alternative that is soft, abundant & will diversify your at-home cooking.
Some quick tips
- Coconut flour is made from ground and dried coconut flesh. Once the outer green husk of a coconut is removed, what remains inside is the rich, inner white lining which is the tasty coconut chews.
- Once the coconut insides are seperated from the milk, the fleshy white parts are strained and separated from the coconutĂ˘€™s milk, it is baked at a low temperature to dry it out and create a powdery flour made entirely of coconut.
- Which meanst that coconut flour is naturally gluten free & Paleo [grain free] Yum!
- Coconut flour often requires less flour [approximately half the amount] but asks for more eggs to bind the ingredients!
- Coconut flour can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. It is unsweetened and has a slight smell and taste of coconut, but this easily blends well with other ingredients in recipes and does not overpower other tastes.
- -It has a light, airy appearance and texture when dried, it becomes pretty dense when cooked with or baked.
- You will want to make sure to de-clump the flour first before cooking with it, since itĂ˘€™s prone to forming clumps; do this by mixing it with a fork to take out any air bubbles or lumpy bits.
- Coconut flour can also be used on its own to thicken soups and stews or to coat ingredients in place of breadcrumbs. No matter how you use it, make sure to mix it well before adding it to recipes, and after youĂ˘€™ve combined it with other ingredients, to ensure you get the best finished product.