Coconut Squares

Egyptian Food and Recipes


* This sweet and tasty treat is actually Moroccan in origin.

2 c. grated coconut

* 3/4 c. half and half

* 1 1/2 c. sugar

* 3 tablespoons butter

* 3 tablespoons lemon rind


Combine the coconut, the half and half and the sugar in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low. Simmer until a soft ball is formed when a spoonful of the mixture is dropped into cold water. Add the butter and lemon rind and mix. Let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl and with an electric mixer, mix the batter until thick and glossy. Pour into a small buttered pan and chill. Cut into squares and serve.


Last Updated: June 7th, 2011