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Me Benta--A Coconut Cookie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ana Elisa Martins
Added: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 grated coconut
9 ounces rice flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
3 egg whites

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 F;
2. Divide the grated coconut in two parts;
3. For the first part of the coconut, squeeze out the coconut milk using a cloth towel (without adding water);
4. Beat the egg whites until stiff;
5. Beat the butter with the sugar, add the egg yolks, then the beaten egg whites, the second part of the grated coconut and lastly, the rice flour;
6. The mixture should be beaten until it bubbles;
7. Divide the mixture into small, individual paper tins or directly onto a buttered cookie tray;
8. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutos
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was provided in Portuguese by my cousin Ana Elisa. These "cookies" are served in Brazil traditionally for the "festas juninas" at the end of June every year. The festas juninas are festivities where St. John are other saints are honored. People get dressed up as hillbillies, and dance and eat traditional foods, of which this in one.

 

 

 

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