This is my last bake from the ‘Baking For Children’ section of The Bible. It’s quite exciting baking the last recipe in a section, but also quite sad as it’s another chapter finished, although I must admit I will be baking quite a few of the recipes from this section again!
Looking at this recipe, it’s definitely one that little children would enjoy baking with you. It’s simple and quick, so it’s a recipe that would hold little children’s concentration just long enough!
The oven was put on to preheat at 160°C and two of my baking trays were lined with parchment.
Three ingredients are all that is required in this recipe!
My mixing bowl was placed on my scales and into this I weighed 225g desiccated coconut and 100g caster sugar. This was mixed together. In a separate bowl two eggs were lightly beaten and just enough of the egg mixture was added to bind the mixture together. At this stage you had the option to add a little pink food colouring. I can remember seeing these little cakes in the baker’s window when I was little and they were most definitely pink, so I decided to add some colouring to my mix. I only added a few drops at first, but had to add quite a few more drops before the mixture did indeed take on a pink colour.
I don’t actually have any pyramid moulds and I didn’t really want to go and buy some, so I was pleased to see that Mary suggests using dariole moulds or egg cups instead. My egg cups were far too small and my dariole moulds were far too big. The recipe is meant to make 12 pyramids. I think if I had made them with my egg cups I would have made at least 36 and if I’d used my dariole moulds I would have probably made 4.
I had to find an alternative, after looking through various cupboards I found a small medicine dispenser which appeared ideal. The mould had to be dipped in cold water and drained well. It was then filled with the coconut mixture and lightly pressed down. It then had to be turned out onto the baking tray. Now, would they come out? I must admit I did have my doubts, but a quick tap on the tray and they came out and in one piece. Very carefully I shaped the top of the turned out mixture into a point, so it looked like a pyramid. This was repeated until all the mixture had been used up. In total I made 15 pyramids, so my mould was obviously still a bit on the small side.
The pyramids were popped into the oven for 20 minutes. After this time they were lightly tinged (a pale golden brown in colour), although some of the tops were a bit darker. My next concern was taking them off the baking tray, would they hold together or not. After all there were only three ingredients in them. Luckily they did. They were left to cool on the wire rack.
As I’m the only one who really likes coconut in this house, I honestly thought I would be the only one to eat them. However, I think my daughter ate one, but found them sickly, my son refused to eat them, but my husband loved them.
As I say above, they are very simple to make and definitely something I would have done with my children when they were little if I’d had the recipe then!