Olhos de Sogra (Mother-in-law's Eyes)

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READY IN: 15mins

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    ounces large pitted prunes
  • 1
    lb grated coconut (I measured: one coconut yields about 1 lb of grated coconut)
  • 12
    lb sugar
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1
    box clove (whole)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Choose only the moist prunes and form them into boat shapes.
  • Prepare the filling: melt the sugar in the water in a saucepan on low heat, then add the coconut and the egg yolks.
  • Mix well and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon.
  • Stuff the prunes with the coconut sweet while it's still warm and stick a clove in the center of each"docinho" to form the pupil of the eye.
  • Serve in small paper cups, which you should be able to find in better cooking stores or party favors shops in the US.
  • An alternative filling I like very much is coconut kisses.
  • Prepare the recipe, but instead of making the little balls use it to fill the prunes.
  • In Brazil, everyone knows you're not supposed to eat the clove, but you might want to tell your guests that they're in the sweets as a decoration only!
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