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Old-Time Coconut Cakes

More candy than cake really! When I was young, and way before that, this was seen pretty frequently around Bermuda in small shops. Nowadays, you may see it at a charity bake sale or the occasional corner shop run by Bermudians that still keep in touch with the good ol' days!

Ready In:
30mins
Yields:
Units:

ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups grated unsweetened coconut
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons goslings black seal rum (opt., you can substitute with water if wanted.)
  • food coloring (the amount depends on you) (optional)

directions

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat together the sugars and the water until sugar has dissolved and thickened.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook slowly, stirring for about 20 minutes, or until quite thick.
  • Add food coloring if using, before it gets too thick to stir properly.
  • Test for doneness by dropping a rounded tablespoon's worth on a damp cutting board.
  • If it hardens as it cools, it's done.
  • Most people just plop rounded tablespoons of this mixture onto a damp cutting board and let it spread and cool. They're usually about 3 or so inches wide. So, experiment until you get the size you desire.
  • Store them in a glass jar or you can wrap them individually in waxed paper.
  • Beware! This is very sweet!
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"More candy than cake really! When I was young, and way before that, this was seen pretty frequently around Bermuda in small shops. Nowadays, you may see it at a charity bake sale or the occasional corner shop run by Bermudians that still keep in touch with the good ol' days!"
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  1. byZula
    More candy than cake really! When I was young, and way before that, this was seen pretty frequently around Bermuda in small shops. Nowadays, you may see it at a charity bake sale or the occasional corner shop run by Bermudians that still keep in touch with the good ol' days!
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