15 November 2011

Coconut Haystacks


I have such fond memories of making Coconut Haystacks as a child.  It is such a simple recipe (3 ingredients!!), and one my Mum would often let me make all by myself.  I even remember sometimes colouring my haystacks pink!

These little morsels are quick and fun to make, and perfect to eat plain, or even better drizzled with melted chocolate.

Ingredients
1 large egg
½ cup caster sugar (4 oz)
2½ cups desiccated coconut (½ lb)

Method
Beat the egg and sugar together until thick and creamy.  Mix in the coconut (the mixture can seem quite dry).

Using an egg cup, pack the mixture into the cup, then turn the mixture out onto a greased and lined baking tray.

Cook the haystacks in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.  Makes approximately 12-15 haystacks.


Does anyone else remember making these?

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38 comments:

  1. I don't remember making them, but think I might discover making them. Thanks for the recipe. Cx

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  2. Ive never seen them before but I think they look quite do-able!

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  3. Yum! Me and Miss 3 will be doing some baking today! Thank you for sharing with us

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  4. Oh yum they look deeeelicious. I love coconut.

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  5. The girls and I will be making some of these before setting off to the park today I think! Yum!

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  6. Mmmm, these look so SCRUMPTIOUS!

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  7. Wow looks so easy, will have to give it a go too!

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  8. Oh these are fabulous. I have never seen them before and a dairy free recipe - yippeee!

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  9. 3 ingredients - count me in! Can't wait to give them a go - they look delish.

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  10. Nope, never seen them before but they look delish!

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  11. I have never seen, heard or tasted them either, but maybe I can do all 3 tomorrow?

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  12. Oh my goodness, YUM! These look absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing... it's on my to bake list :o)

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  13. Never heard of these! But now I have and will have to make them!

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  14. They look melt in the mouth delicious....and super easy....I'm gonna have to give them a go!

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  15. Again, your recipes are always so amazing! I actually had something like this in Europe..except those were dipped in chocolate on the bottom. I have been wanting to make these so your recipe comes at the right time;) Thanks!!

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  16. I love these because they are so quick, but I never thought about using a egg cup to shape them, thanks for the tip :)

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  17. My boyfriend's mom made these a couple weeks ago. Here it is called macaroons. Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna try making these when I have time. =)

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  18. oh goodness help...what is a moderate oven temperature?

    I'd like to make these today.
    xo jana

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    1. Anonymous12:51 am

      I have searched for this recipe for ages to cook for my better half. His mum use to make these for him when he was a child he is now 67. so here I go wish me luck I hope their as good as hers.

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  19. Anonymous4:24 am

    My mum used to make these when we were kids in the 70s 80s But I lost the recipe. Thank you I think they are the same. Thank you.

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  20. Anonymous1:14 pm

    I was telling my wife about these yesterday and how much i loved making them as i child. i also used to colour mine and have three different colours in one haystack. gonna have a go today with my kids. havent made since the late eighties

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  21. Anonymous2:16 am

    yep i can remember these from cookery classes at school i am going to show my daughter how to do them today . total blast from the past

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  22. Anonymous9:35 am

    We used to make these as kids with Gran, I think we ate more raw mixture than what got cooked!

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  23. Anonymous10:29 am

    Made these at school in the late seventies and then several times at home. Was just thinking about these earlier today but couldn't remember the recipe. Will definitely now give these a go at the weekend. I do remember, though, putting a quartered glace cherry on the top before baking.

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  24. Anonymous4:16 am

    My nana used to make these for us as kids. Such happy memories from such simple things.

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  25. Anonymous10:52 am

    Made these so many times as a child. We used to get very creative and pack part of the egg cup with one colour, then add different coloured mix, trying to see who could make the most complicated (in a small egg cup!) - half and half both vertical and horizontal, diagonal, 3 colours, etc. Great entertainment on a rainy day, for very little cost, and you get to eat them after!

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  26. Anonymous11:15 am

    Thank you! I have been looking for this recipe for ages. I knew it was simple, but brilliantly tasty...

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  27. I am in my late 50's and used to make coconut haystacks with my Mum when I was a child. She used to bake every week and I was always allowed to help :)

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  28. Hi, my mum made these years ago when I was a child - a life time ago. I have been thinking about these for quite a while. Just last night I asked my sister to look in mummy's cook books for the recipe. No joy there but what a surprise to find your site as the first one in the search. Brilliant! Its just what I remember, right down to the egg cup! Can I check the egg. Do you use the whole egg or just the white? I only remember her using the white but it is a lifetime ago. Thanks.

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  29. Anonymous1:01 am

    First think I ever cooked in home economics(or cookery) as it was called in the early 70s

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  30. Anonymous5:03 am

    I remember making them,will be making them soon.Thanks so much for the recipe

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  31. Anonymous6:38 am

    My grandma used to make these when u was a little girl. Lovely memories

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  32. Anonymous7:27 am

    Thanks for the recipe, I look forward to making them again. it is years since I made them but had forgotten the recipe. many thanks.

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  33. Anonymous11:05 pm

    My mam made them when I was small .she put them on rice paper.yum yum πŸ˜‹

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  34. Mum made these all the time in my childhood. A standard treat for the many young men who came through our home (manse) and who were always STARVING!!!!!

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  35. Anonymous8:17 am

    yummy, made these during middle school home economic class in the 80's. So delicious.

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