I haven't made coconut ice for years but inspired recently by the blog of "Hotly Spiced" with delicately pink jewels gracing her page, I thought this would make a perfect addition to the themed tea party.
|This way to Matilda's party|
|Chalkboard with Chapter 1- Alice in Wonderland|
|Matilda's amazing birthday cake|
|Matilda's mummy setting up the cake table|
4 cups dessicated coconut
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 x 390 gm tin condensed milk
Pink food colouring
1x 8" square cake tin
What to do......................
Sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl,
Add coconut and mix thoroughly so that the coconut and sugar are evenly distributed.
Now here is the trick......…..
Divide this coconut and sugar combo in half and place into separate mixing bowls.
Bowl No.1 will remain white
Bowl No.2 will be coloured pink
Pour half the tin of condensed milk into Bowl No.1 and mix with a knife to combine all the liquid, mix with your hands to combine as required, so that this becomes a smooth ball.
Set aside this white coconut ice.
Add a few drops of pink food colouring to the remaining half tin of condensed milk and stir to make it an even colour.
Pour the pink condensed milk into Bowl No.2 and repeat mixing process above.
This is so much easier than trying to add food colouring to an already solid ball of mixed ingredients. I was a little heavy handed with my Rose colouring, but then what little girls don't like a vibrant splash of pink at a party? I must get a dropper for this purpose in the future.
Lightly oil/grease an 8" square cake tin
Press the first layer of white mixture into the bottom of the cake tin - ensuring the mixture is evenly spread over the bottom of the tin.
Then add the pink layer on the top.
Cover with glad wrap and place in the fridge over night.
The next day turn the coconut ice out onto a board and cut into bite size pieces. Mine made 64 small pop straight in your mouth - 1 bite size pieces perfect for little birthday parties.
|Matilda in her Alice dress|