Biscuits and Cookies, Ghana

Cassava coconut biscuits/ cookies

Gari and cassava comes together perfectly in this cassava coconut biscuits.

Happy Monday!

I am thrilled to share this biscuit recipe today.

Cassava coconut biscuits. But do not shy away from it yet; I have taken up a challenge from my sister to use our local ingredients specifically our flours to make baked goods.

Gari and cassava comes together perfectly in this cassava coconut biscuits.I came across this recipe about a three years ago but unfortunately lost it and forgot about it.

I came across it again as I was strolling the cool streets of the world-wide web and I am glad I did.

It is basically gari, fresh coconut, baking powder and flour mixed with margarine or butter, sugar and egg and baked

Lets get into details;

  1. Gari: a course flour made from fermented grated cassava.
  2. Coconut: fresh coconut is used because gari absorbs a lot of moisture and tends to be dry and we need to feed it.
  3. Egg: to help bind everything and for moisture.

Gari and cassava comes together perfectly in this cassava coconut biscuits.

The end result is a crispy biscuit which is a little chewy.

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Cassava coconut biscuits
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 16 biscuits
Author: Marianjules| BiscuitsandLadles
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon/ 28g butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup/50g sugar
  • 1/2 cup/60g pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup gari
  • 3/4 cup grated fresh coconut about 55g-60g
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 180°C or 350°F. Put gari into a food processor or blender and blend till smooth. Whisk the gari, baking powder and flour together.

  2. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, margarine or butter together. Add in egg, vanilla and fresh coconut. Mix in the dry ingredients.

  3. Scoop a tablespoon full of dough onto a baking stray. Press firmly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 12- 15 minutes till the edges are golden. Store biscuits in an airtight container for 7 days. Unbaked biscuits dough can be stored in the freezer for 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Betumi blog

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