Maltese coconut fingers

    1 hour 10 min

    These Maltese coconut fingers are so easy to make. You can decorate with cherries or almonds, or a mixture, if desired, or you can dip them in chocolate!


    Malta Island, Malta
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    Makes: 16 coconut fingers

    • 200g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • 200g desiccated coconut
    • 2 eggs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • cherries or almonds, to decorate

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Shift flour and baking powder together. Rub in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sugar and coconut and mix. Add eggs to form a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 to 60 minutes.
    2. Form 8 to 10cm (3 to 4 in) fingers. Put a cherry or almond on top of each finger, pressing gently. Place fingers on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
    3. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 20 to 30 minutes or till light golden brown in colour (ensure they're only a light brown as if you leave them too long they will become hard). Remove and let cool on a wire rack.


    You can also dip each half of them in some melted chocolate, in which case you don't need to use the cherries or almonds.

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