Breads and Cakes

Coconut Drops

Written by Winsome Murphy


  • 1 medium dried coconut (it must be a dried coconut )
  • 5 tablespoons minced or shredded ginger
  • 3 cups dark unprocessed sugar.
  • 1 cup Water

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  1. Use a sharp point to puncture the three eyes of the coconut and drain the water
  2. Break the coconut using a hammer and remove the hard outer shell.
  3. Using a small knife dice the coconut flesh into ½ x ¼ inch cubes.
  4. Combine the diced coconuts cubes and ginger
  5. Place in a deep pot with the sugar and water.
  6. Put stove on high and boil
  7. Boil until water gone and the sugar is like carmel and sticky.
  8. Place a sheet of greased paper (can also use moistened foil paper) on a flat surface (kitchen counter) close by. (In Jamaica some use Banana leaves instead of greased paper)
  9. Stir the mixture in the pot with a large spoon to be sure it does not stick to the bottom.
  10. Use the spoon to scoop out mixture to create 1-1/4-inch wide mounds on the greased paper.
  11. Each 1-1/4-inch wide mound should be placed in a separate heap on the greased paper.
  12. Let the drops cool and harden. Serve

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Winsome Murphy