I posted recipe a year ago and took it down. I was planning to uploading it after updating the recipe during the Ramadhan month but forgot to upload.
This past week had been busy, my fussy one turned 3 , had a little family party for him. . Doing some sewing,I am not very good at it, trying to figure out how to make shorts so can make some for the boys to wear at home.
Coming back to the recipe, I made this while I was living in Malaysia . I had a tough time trying to get a gabulhi. I was able to get one from the Friday market, although it was still a bit more on the mature side. Once bought one from Tesco, my hubby is quite good picking a good gabulhi.
If you are wondering what on earth is a Gabulhi , let me explain. There are three stages of the coconut, one is the drinking sweet coconut ( kurumba) with sweet jelly like flesh , the intermediate stage ( gabulhi) where the flesh is slightly sweeter but white slightly thicker flesh. Then there is the mature coconut that you use for making coconut milk ( kaashi) and other cooking purposes, which has very little water and thick flesh. You can hear the water sloshing around when you shake a mature coconut where as a drinking coconut does not.
Recipe : Gabulhi Boakibaa ( Sweet Coconut Cake)
2 cups grated sweet coconut flesh ( gabulhi )
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup plain flour, sifted
2 tbsp rose water or 1-2 drops rose essence
about 3 tbsp water
oil for greasing the pan, use a neutral oil
Preheat oven to gas mark 4 .
Place all the ingredients in a blender of food processor (except the oil) till finely ground and mixed well.
Oil a round baking tray and pour the contents in the blender/ processor into the tray and level with a metal spoon. Pop in middle shelf of the oven and bake for about 45 minutes till the top turns a dark golden colour, and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
Remove, cool in the tray , run a knife around the cake , and turn it on to a chopping board and cut into squares and serve.
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