Posted by FireBrand, Thu Jun-13-02 03:30 AM
My favorite Jamaican treat:
2 oz./50g. desiccated coconut, 2 oz./50g. brown sugar,
half teaspoon nutmeg, 2 drops vanilla essence,
2 drops almond essence, 50 mls. cold water.
4 oz./100g. plain flour, 1 oz./25g. margarine,
Make pastry and rest for 20 min.
Mix coconut, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and almond essence with 50 mil. water in a bowl. Mix thoroughly to saturate the coconut.
Divide pastry into eight pieces. Roll each into a 3" circle.
Gather up pastry at sides and pinch in six places to make a star case. Place on baking sheet.
Fill cases with coconut mixture.
Bake for 20 min. at gas 5, 375F, 190C.