Blue Skies (coconut ice squares)
2 cups desiccated coconut
½ cup caster sugar or icing sugar*
¾ cup condensed milk
Blue food colouring
Line a square pan with baking/greaseproof paper.
Mix the sugar, dried coconut, and condensed milk together in a large mixing bowl. The Mixture will be quite stiff once thoroughly mixed.
Add a small amount of blue food colouring to the mixture, mix until you achieve an even colour.**
Press the mixture into the pan gently then top and press with the other mixture.
Place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes then cut into small bars with a sharp knife.
Wrap the coconut ice with waxed or greaseproof paper and store in the fridge in an airtight container.
*I used caster sugar as I didn’t have any icing sugar in the house. I like the gritty texture the sugar adds but Matt says I’m weird.
**I used blue food colouring but If you prefer a more traditional looking coconut ice then divide the mixture in half and add red food colouring to one half of the mix to make it pink. Press the white half of the mixture into the pan before pressing the pink on top.
cook's notes: It's a super simple no cooking/baking recipe that I slapped together after reading through several different variations of recipes. In the end I threw everything together and took notes all the while. I may also have got food colouring all over my hands and on my chin... I'm a total klutz. I think there is a room to add a bit more of this or that to alter the consistency of the coconut ice, it is a sticky mixture but by keeping in the fridge it keeps it from falling apart... and it can be hidden behind the lettuce.
Why blue skies? Ever watch Dollhouse? If not you should, It's a reference to something Echo says as Taffy the thief. Yeah I'm a geek, but you probably knew that already.