2 Cupsof all-purpose flour
2 Cups of coconut flakes
1 Cup of coconut milk
½ Tablespoonful of salt
1 Cup of sugar
2 Cups of sunflower/vegetable oil (for frying)
In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients (flour, coconut flakes, coconut milk, salt and sugar). Mix until everything is well combined into a soft dough.
Transfer onto a well-floured surface and gently knead for two to three minutes. If it is too sticky during the kneading process, just use more flour.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat. Use a knife or a dough cutter and cut the flattened dough into long strips. Then cut each strip into small diagonal shapes.
On medium heat, heat the oil and fry the coconut cookies until they are golden-brown incolour. This should take about five to eight minutes.
Tip: When frying these, fry them in small batches. Adding too much at a time will drop the temperature of the oil, which will seep inside the cookies.
Take them out and rest them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Benefits of coconut
-Promotes blood sugar control
-Contains powerful antioxidants
-Easy to add to your diet
-Coconut is high in fibre and controls diabetes
-Coconut helps with digestion
-Coconut provides healthy skin