scandinavian-coconut-biscuits-sea-salt

There’s something about Scandinavian food that, at least to this English girl, seems unusual and surprising. This biscuit recipe uses simple, familiar ingredients – coconut, butter, sugar and eggs – but the addition of sea salt makes it something new entirely.
When the wind throws the rain against the windows and the fire burns all day, Nordic recipes, using ingredients I already keep in the kitchen, seem a perfect choice.


Scandinavian coconut biscuits with sea salt

Ingredients:

      2 1/2 cups dessicated coconut (US bakers see note at the bottom)
        2 tablespoons unsalted butter
          2 eggs
            3/4 cups caster sugar
              1 teaspoon fleur de mer or flaky sea salt

            Method:
            Melt the butter in a pan, then remove from the heat and stir in the coconut until well combined.
            In a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the coconut mix.
            Line two trays with parchment. Drop mixture onto tray to form cookies – a headped teaspoon per biscuit. Leave slightly domed for a chewier biscuit, or press down with the back of your spoon for a thinner, crispier finish.
            Bake at 350/180c/in the roasting Aga oven (just me?) for around 10 minutes. They don’t need to rise, so it’s ok to open the door to check how they’re looking now & then. Remove when lightly browned on top, before the coconut starts to darken.
            Sprinkle immediately with sea salt, whilst still hot.
            Allow to cool on the trays, then store in an air tight jar.

            Note for American readers: you can use unsweetened fine shredded coconut, but I read that it’s a lot wetter/oilier than our UK product, so it may need drying out first. I’d try spreading it out on a baking sheet and leaving uncovered overnight, or putting in a low oven for an hour.

            10 Comments

            • cecilia

            • January 26, 2015

            Oh dear posted to soon! What I meant to say is I love nordic recipes – but I am a bit biased 😉

            • cecilia

            • January 26, 2015

            These look lovely – I had kind of forgotten about these but remember having them before now that I see them! I love nordic

            • Eugeniya

            • January 16, 2015

            Hey Sara! Nice recipe, great photos, thanks! Beautiful site on the whole! I love the idea of creating the blog on behalf of your little baby too – brings some warmth in it! I think it is fun baking together! I hope I will experience it one day myself) Since you are a young mother, and a busy one- I would like to invite you to check out new iPhone photo app here – carde-app.com for free. It will help to see all the photos from social networks in your iphone and save time for everyday activities.will also be great to continue following your blog and finding out more about your life and stories/recipes. Your opinion on app will be apreciated too. Thanks! Hope to hear from you – all the best for your family!

            • Eugeniya

            • January 16, 2015

            Hey Sara! Nice recipe, great photos, thanks! Beautiful site on the whole! I love the idea of creating the blog on behalf of your little baby too – brings some warmth in it! I think it is fun baking together! I hope I will experience it one day myself) Since you are a young mother, and a busy one -with her ideas and activities I would like to invite you to check out new iPhone photo app here – carde-app.com for free. It will help to see all the photos from social networks in your iphone and save time for everyday activities.will also be great to continue following your blog and finding out more about your life and stories/recipes. Your opinion on app will be apreciated too. Thank! Hope to hear from you!Wish you all the best for your family!

            • Sara

            • January 09, 2015

            Haha! Yes to the mess making too – sprinkling stuff everywhere and saying WEEE MAMMY! WEEE! x

            • Francine

            • January 05, 2015

            Thank you! And so is Orla! Freya is 2 and loves baking. And mess-making 🙂

            • Sara

            • January 05, 2015

            Oh, Freya is such a beautiful name! How old is she?
            Yes, Orla loves baking – especially the messy parts! It was one of the things I was most looking forward to about motherhood, though of course like everything else, it isn’t quite how I imagined it 😉

            • Francine

            • January 05, 2015

            Delicious! Do you like to bake with Orla? I was thinking these would be fun to bake with my little one who is a Freya! 🙂

            • Sara

            • January 04, 2015

            #worthit 😀

            • Rebecca

            • January 04, 2015

            These look and sound so gorgeous! Must bake ’em. Gastric-band ahoy.

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