Friday, July 27, 2012

Malaysian Coconut Candy

It hard to find condensed milk in Malaysia, most of the hypermarket and supermarket carries sweetened creamer and when I stumbled upon  “MariGold” sweetened condensed milk in “urban market” in Setia Alam Mall the other day, I immediately grabbed 3 cans. I wanted to try making coconut candy for a long time!!!! My husband and son always love this coconut candy. My aunt “Achama” as we call her, makes the most incredible coconut candy you ever put in you’re mouth.In my family no one is good at making candy other then my aunt!!! She also makes excellent chocolate peanut candy (recipe to be posted later). So last week I called her to get her recipes to make this candy. Here is my aunt's recipe!!!!!

1 can condensed milk
1 coconut grated
1 can castor sugar (condense milk can)
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon Ross Essence
Red food coloring

Combine grated coconut, castor sugar, condensed milk, and salt in a non-stick saucepan. Cook, stirring continuously over a low heat, until mixture starts to bubble.
Add Ross essence and coloring and keep on stirring until mixture turns quite dry and does not stick to the sides of the saucepan.
Turn out mixture onto greased cookie trays. Level the mixture by pressing down with a flat spatula. Set aside to cool.
When the coconut candy has hardened slightly, cut into small cubes with a lightly greased knife. Store in an airtight container.

Coconut candy is considered party food, and is usually tinted a lurid red or green.Semi-hard upon biting into a cube of this heavenly-smelling dessert, it almost instantaneously dissolves in your mouth.The end result has a fudge-like quality. It's heavenly sweet, creamy and awesome!!!!


  1. What is Ross Essence, and is there anything that can be substituted for it.

    1. You could use rose essence or rose water. Rose essence is extremely concentrated rose extract. Rose water is made with rose petals and is a clear liquid with sugar and delicate rose fragrance. It is available in most baking shop and supermarkets.



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