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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Taste homemade "congolais" or coconut rocks with the Delices and Gourmandises

You have some egg whites in your fridge ? Delices and Gourmandises has a nice idea to use them : prepare some « congolais » or coconut rocks.

Congolais or coconut rocks: what's the difference?

These two names can be used for this little treat made with egg whites, sugar and coconut powder. The name "congolais" comes from Congo, but in the West Indies, it is called "Rocher coco" (coconut rock). The recipe however remains exactly the same. This pastry is very easy and quick to make. Just one egg white, half a teaspoon of butter, 60 gr of sugar and the same amount of grated coconut are enough to bake a dozen.

The preparation does not take more than 5 minutes, and the cooking does not exceed twenty minutes. All you have to do is beat the egg whites with melted butter and sugar. Once the mixture gets foamy, add the coconut powder and stir well to obtain a paste. Next step is to make small cones, the "congolais" very specific shape, on a baking sheet. All that remains for you now is to bake them at 175° for about 20 minutes.

Delices and Gourmandises tasting tips

To vary the delights, you may customize the Congolese or the coco rock recipe for example by adding some lemon or cinnamon. These litlle cakes are ideal for kids snack time, and of course for the adults greedy pleasures. They can be enjoyed with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. This treat can also be served as an aperitif with a dry and full-bodied red wine. If you lack time to bake them yourself, there’s an easy and quick solution : order from Delices and Gourmandises website.


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