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                                COCONUT ICE
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 Serving Size  : 700  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  450       g            Granulated sugar
  150       ml           Water
    1       t            Vanilla essence
  100       g            Desiccated coconut
                         Red vegetable colouring
   First line an 18 cm (7 inch) square tin with nonstick
   Put the granulated sugar and water into a
   medium-sized, heavy-based saucepan and heat gently,
   without boiling, until the sugar has dissolved.
   Bring to the boil and let it simmer steadily until the
   temperature reaches 120 C (240 F) on a sugar
   thermometer, or a little of the syrup dropped into a
   cup of cold water forms a soft ball.  Remove from the
   heat immediately and add the vanilla essence and
   dessicated coconut.
   Stir the mixture for 5-10 minutes, or until it begins
   to thicken and set, then pour half of it into the
   prepared tin and smooth it level. Colour the remaining
   half pale pink with a drop or two of the colouring,
   then pour this on top of the white coconut ice,
   spreading it to the edges and making sure it’s level.
   Press it all down quite firmly with the back of a
   spoon, and leave it to harden.
   Turn the coconut ice out and cut it into squares using
   a sharp knife.
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