African Recipes

Shuku Shuku(Nigerian Coconut Balls)

Shuku Shuku(Nigerian Coconut Balls)

Shuku shuku are traditional coconut balls originating from Nigeria.

This African dessert is usually made with a combination of sugar, egg yolks, flour, and desiccated coconut. The coconut is mixed with sugar and egg yolks in order to make a stiff dough.

The dough is rolled into bite-sized balls and the balls are rolled in flour until fully coated.

Shuku Shuku(Nigerian Coconut Balls) Recipe

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

2 large egg yolk

1/4 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean or 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 cup flour or self rising flour

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE SHUKU SHUKU(NIGERIAN COCONUT BALLS)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Align cookie sheet with parchment or foil paper, coat with cooking spray.In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flakes , eggs, and sugar.

Split open vanilla bean and scrape the the inside with the dull side of a knife add it to the coconut mixture . Mix well until all the mixture is fully combined .Scoop a spoonful of mixture using your hands, roll it into bite size balls. 

Then roll each coconut ball in flour and place on an baking sheet.Bake approximately for 15 -20 minutes or until it slightly turns brown. Cool and store in an air tight container.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  •  
  • 2 large egg yolk
  •  
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  •  
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  •  
  • 1/2 cup flour or self rising flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Align cookie sheet with parchment or foil paper, coat with cooking spray.In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flakes , eggs, and sugar.

 

Split open vanilla bean and scrape the the inside with the dull side of a knife add it to the coconut mixture . Mix well until all the mixture is fully combined .Scoop a spoonful of mixture using your hands, roll it into bite size balls.

 

Then roll each coconut ball in flour and place on an baking sheet.Bake approximately for 15 -20 minutes or until it slightly turns brown. Cool and store in an air tight container.

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