Beehives

Total Time
25mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
15 mins

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to moderate 180°C (350°F).
  2. Grease a baking (cookie) sheet.
  3. Break 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.
  4. Gradually add the sugar, beating well after each addition.
  5. Fold in the coconut.
  6. Now, spoon some of the mixture into an egg cup (or a glass of a similar shape and size).
  7. DO *NOT* PRESS DOWN FIRMLY - merely tap very lightly with one finger just to smooth it off.
  8. Then, 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.
  9. Repeat.
  10. Bake on the centre shelf of a pre-heated 180°C (350°F) oven for 15-20 minutes or until beehives are golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven when cooked and gently use a knife to loosen the beehives from the baking sheet.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  13. When cool, store in an airtight biscuit (cookie) tin.