Friday, November 28, 2008
I used to clean the meat with a knife and a lot of patience but I discovered that a microplane works great. It is reccomended that you bake the coconut at 350 or 400 deg F for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to remove the meat. I tried but maybe I left it in too short of time, as I was afraid the meat would brown. Anyways cleaning the coconut meat off the shell is the most time consuming part of the deal.
I then grated the coconut in the food processor
I had reserved the coconut water and made a simple syrup with it adding nutmeg, cinamon and clove
I added the coconut to this
I then added water to cover and brought it to a boil.
From here I strained it, and put the coconut in a rag to press it. the remaining coconut milk I mixed half and half with rum and set to chill. Will drink later.