African Coconut Truffle

African Coconut Truffle

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About this recipe: Flour and coconut made into a dough and baked. This Nigerian dish, popularly called "Shuku Shuku" is a favourite with children of all ages.


Serves: 14 

  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 60g self-raising flour

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Mix together the coconut, sugar and egg yolks to form a stiff dough-like consistency. Take a little of the mixture and squeeze into balls about 2.5cm (1 in) in diameter, coat with the flour and arrange on a baking tray.
  3. Place on the middle shelf of preheated oven and bake until golden, usually about 20 minutes.

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