Coconut Cakes - Senegal Recipe
Flavors of Senegal
Total time: less than 15 minutes
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: A few minutes deep-frying
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
This little cakes are actually similar to doughnuts. Traditionally the dough is cut into various shapes with a cookie cutter.
- 500 g (18 oz.) flour
- 1/4 Coconut, grated
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- 5 eggs
- 250 g (8 oz.) powdered sugar
- 125 g (4 oz.) butter
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- Oil for frying
- Vanilla
  1. Combine the flour, sugar and coconut and form them into a well on a work surface;
  2. in the center place the soft butter, eggs, vanilla and baking powder; mix together, gradually blending in the evaporated milk;
  3. on a lightly-floured work surface roll the dough out to a 5 mm (1/4") thickness;
  4. cut into small cakes using a cookie cutter or knife;
  5. fry in hot oil; drain; sprinkle with sugar and serve.
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