I bring you another Coconut Inspired Recipe straight out of my Grandmother’s(God rest her soul) Kitchen.
This Snack forever brings back memories from my Grandma’s Kitchen… its a long list of snacks she had and i’d get through them eventually.
By the way, my favourite Snack from her Kitchen is actually “Kokoro”(i wonder if they still call it that )…. okay lets get back to today’s recipe… its all about GURUDI today.
Gurudi is basically a Nigerian Coconut Cookie. I grew up on this snack.it is a very Crispy Cookie and could be prepared and enjoyed by all…
If you Know Gurudi then Join the conversation and of course you are welcome to share your experience with everyone and if you don’t, Welcome to the conversation and this Recipe is just for you….
Gurudi is made with a combination of finely grated coconuts, sugar and cassava(tapioca) starcher Corn Starch. Now here are the Easy Steps…….yes it is easy wink!!!!
WHAT YOU WILL BE NEEDING (INGREDIENTS)
- Whole Coconut .
- 67 grams (1/3 cup) Granulated Sugar.
- 85 grams(2/3 cup) of Tapioca or Corn Starch.
- A pinch of nutmeg or Cinnamon (optional).
METHODS & PREPARATION
- Break down the Coconut and Separate the shell from the White Kernel and then grate or blend.
- In a Large Bowl, Mix the coconut, the starch (whichever one from the options above), Sugar ,and nutmeg together. you have to Mix thoroughly .
- Then add Cinnamon or Nutmeg ( remember this is optional).
- It is important to note that this would not be a fine mix like when you use flour . this is okay as starch is not as smooth as an All -purpose flour mixture
- Add some water (room temperature) to the mixture to form the dough into a ball.
- Pre heat your oven for about 15-20minutes ( this is to ensure that the oven reaches the proper and correct temperature and it bakes the cookie evenly). A Desired Oven temperature of (170° C, 325° F).
- Lightly grease your baking pan with butter or a little bit of cooking oil.
- Now flatten out the dough thinly and place it on the baking tray.
- You could cut it into whatever size you desire… its completely up to you.
- place baking tray in the already preheated oven and bake for 15-25 minutes.
*Take out cookies when they have turned brown and hardened a bit. bring it out of the oven and allow to cool. The cookies get crispier as it cools off.
*Also, if you don’t want the stress of breaking and grating the coconut,then you could use already packaged finely grated coconut.
*my mama uses Cornstarch to make Gurudi , only difference between tapioca starch is that it may take a little more time to bake . Fear not it is still in the 15-25 minutes bracket. this is just so you know that corn starch is a great substitute for Tapioca powder.
If your Cookie looks like the photo in this postmen,well done…..and if it does not, remember it is the first of many trials….. so do not Give up……Try Again and Again….
Gurudi Should be stored in an air tight Jar. remember it could be enjoyed by everyone and served at every event.
Now Go try it out and let me know how it turns out Food Lovers….. I definitely want to hear how it pans out.
Preheating the Oven before baking helps to cook the food Properly and Evenly and Bakes to perfection.