Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hungarian coconut cubes

Yesterday we had a pizza party with Peggy and her two kids, Grace and Freeman. Unfortunately her husband, Ben couldn't come, because he was out of town. After the pizza we crowned our meal with a Hungarian sweet, that is called Coconut cubes. Since the recipe has been requested by many of you, here it is:


30 g margarin or butter
250 g sugar
3 Tbsp honey
1 egg
280 g flour
1 pkg baking powder
200 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla
zest of a half lemon

For the chocolate:

250 g butter (you can use margarin as well)
180 g sugar
5 Tbsp cocoa powder
10 Tbsp milk

Dried, grated coconut.


1. Melt the butter, the honey, the sugar, the egg, the milk, the vanilla, the lemon zest in a saucepan.
2. Add the flour and the baking powder, mix. Pour it in a medium sized baking pan, use baking paper, preheat the oven, and bake it slowly for about 30 minutes.
3. Let it cool down, cut it in cubes.
4. In a saucepan melt the butter and add the sugar, the cocoa powder and the milk. Dip each cube in it, then cover them with the coconut. (If the chocolate is too thick, add a few spoon of milk - one at a time.)
5. Eat them!

(If the chocolate was too much, mix it with some coconut, it is very good the next day. If there isn't anyone who would want to eat it, call Emanuel, he will go right away!)


Peg said...

Mmmm, we already ate the ones you sent home with us, and just seeing the picture makes my mouth water. Where do I find coconut in Italy? I don't think I've noticed it near the baking goods...maybe I'll have to look harder.