1/1 Photo of Beehives
These were our favourite after-school treat in the 1960's - lovingly made by our grandma. Just three simple ingredients and hardly any preparation. Not only do these luscious treats look like beehives - you'd swear they had honey in them. After keeping for a while they might weep a little sticky liquid through the bottom - but don't worry, this makes them taste even yummier.
My Private Note
- 1Set oven to moderate 180°C (350°F).
- 2Grease a baking (cookie) sheet.
- 3Break egg into a small mixing bowl and beat until it is thick and pale lemon coloured and the beaters leave a 'trail' through the mixture.
- 4Gradually add the sugar, beating well after each addition.
- 5Fold in the coconut.
- 6Now, spoon some of the mixture into an egg cup (or a glass of a similar shape and size).
- 7DO *NOT* PRESS DOWN FIRMLY - merely tap very lightly with one finger just to smooth it off.
- 8Then, turn the egg cup upside down over the baking sheet and, holding it very slightly above the surface, tap the side sharply with a knife to release the mixture onto the sheet.
- 10Bake on the centre shelf of a pre-heated 180°C (350°F) oven for 15-20 minutes or until beehives are golden brown.
- 11Remove from oven when cooked and gently use a knife to loosen the beehives from the baking sheet.
- 12Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- 13When cool, store in an airtight biscuit (cookie) tin.
Nutritional Facts for Beehives
Serving Size: 1 (35 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 129.0
- Calories from Fat 39
- Total Fat 4.3 g
- Saturated Fat 3.6 g
- Cholesterol 17.6 mg
- Sodium 37.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 22.0 g
- Protein 0.9 g