Djente di kacho (Dog's teeth coconut sweets)

Djente di kacho (Dog's teeth coconut sweets)


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About this recipe: This is a fabulous and popular coconut sweet from the Dutch Antilles, which is very easy to make. There are only five ingredients needed to make this tropical treat.


Serves: 20 

  • 1 whole coconut, shelled and drained
  • 250ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Chop the coconut meat into pieces about 1cm square.
  2. Place water in a saucepan, and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Stir in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. Boil mixture until liquid reduces to a syrup consistency, then stir in coconut pieces. Add the lime juice, and turn off heat.
  3. Place spoonfuls of sugared coconut mixture into small paper cups. Cool in cups until hardened.

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