Diwali and Christmas done ! Bidding adieu to 2014 with only few hours to go now for 2015 !

I feel like I write same post every year that another year is knocking on our door and it's already upon us! But seriously now, how quickly has this year gone by!? I swear the older I get, the time flies faster and faster..!

A soft and chewy filling of coconut coated with silky chocolate ends this year on a sweet note and welcomes the new one the same way! Be cautious, these little squares are dangerous, it's very difficult to resist. They would be great presented at parties or even given as a thoughtful gift :) .. or just eat them all yourself ;)

You will need :-
  • 400 g desiccated coconut
  • 1 can condense milk
  • 8-10 strands of saffron
  • 2-3 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 50 g white chocolate
  • 20 g butter
  • two tbsp. finely chopped pistachio  
Method :-

Line 20cm square tin with baking parchment paper.
Dry toast desiccated coconut in a heavy bottom pan without burning or browning  on a very low heat.
Take out one tablespoons of  toasted coconut and leave it aside for decoration.
Add condense milk, icing sugar and saffron, mix well and switch of the heat.
Spoon the mixture  in the base of the tin and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon.
Leave it to set for at least 8-10 hours or overnight in a cool place before cutting into squares or your desired shape.
To make the chocolate coating put the both chocolate in a different bowl, add 10 g butter in each bowl and gently heat until melted.
Allow to cool slightly, then dip the squares into melted chocolate then roll into toasted coconut or pistachios or decorate how you like.
Allow to set on cooling rack.
Enjoy !!
Thank you for stopping by and see you all in 2015 :)
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