Coconut Sables from The Great British Bake Off Everyday

Yesterday I had already made some Mint Chocolate M&M Cookies but as the oven was already on I thought I’d have a go at another recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off book- The Great British Bake Off Everyday.  Back in August I had baked the Vanilla Sables from the book and they were delicious.  I love coconut and had been keen to try the coconut version of the recipe for a few weeks.  No one else in our house really likes coconut but they eat it when I don’t tell them it’s in things!

The introduction to the recipe says “these deliciously crisp biscuits are particularly good with ice cream.”  In my case though, they would go down well at any time and with anything because once I have one biscuit, I trough the lot!

Here’s how they were made:

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First I weighed out desiccated coconut, plain flour, salt and some icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
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Into a mixing bowl went some cold, diced butter which I rubbed into the flour and sugar mixture so it turned out like breadcrumbs.
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I added two egg yolks and then formed the biscuit dough into a large ball.

The instructions mention making the dough in a food processor which is useful to know. I just couldn’t be bothered to get mine out of the cupboard so I made my dough by hand.  The recipe also recommends 30 minutes chilling time before rolling out the dough.  Unfortunately, due to running out of time I only managed 10 minutes in the fridge.  I wouldn’t have had enough time to get the cookies baked before going to pick  my daughter up from her After School Club.  That’s probably why I struggled to roll out the dough, it was quite sticky and I had to use a bit of flour on the work surface and on my rolling pin.

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  I used a fluted biscuit cutter to cut out rounds of dough. I used a plastic one which wasn’t a good idea as it kept sticking to the dough.
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Tray one out of the oven.
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Tray two out of the oven.
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Cooling on the rack and waiting to be eaten even if they do look a bit rustic looking!

Although the cookies don’t look that exciting to eat, they did taste lovely. After all they say “looks aren’t everything”.  I tasted one with a cup of tea. I shouldn’t have done as I had already eaten a chocolate mint M&M cookie earlier that afternoon.  I will definitely make these again and I do like the idea of serving them with ice cream.

Happy Baking!

Love Sam xx

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