Coconut Biscuits.

Course: Desserts,

Cuisine: Caribbean,


1 cup sifted flour,

½ tsp. baking soda,

½ tsp. cream of tartar,

2 tbsp. shortening,

1-2 tbsp. sugar,

pinch of salt,

1 cup grated coconut,

about ½ cup milk,


Measure and sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir in baking powder, baking soda and sugar.

Add shortening and using the tips of a fork, or hands, rub them together till they look like fine crumbs.

Add milk. Then add the cream of tartar and grated coconut.

Mix to a dough which is just stiff enough to roll out.

Bring the mixture to a ball.

Roll out ½ inch thick and cut into small rounds with a cutter. (Or you can use a glass like this).

Note: Dip the glass in a little flour before you cut the circles.

Place the cut biscuit circles on a greased tray.

Brush the top with milk and bake in a very hot oven for about 10 – 15 minutes.

Serve warm or cold.