If your shredded coconut dries out too much for certain recipes you normally would use it for, simply toast it on a baking sheet in a moderately heated oven, turning occasionally so it will brown evenly. The coconut will develop a lovely toasted flavor for other recipes and/or toppings. Toasted coconut tastes especially yummy sprinkled on a salad coated with Sesame dressing.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
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There many recipes that call for toasted coconut. It is easy to toast your own coconut at home in the microwave. Just follow these simple instructions:
You can toast coconut in your oven, but it takes a lot of watching and you have to wait a long time to get it just right. Use your microwave instead!