Toasting Coconut (How to)

Toasting Coconut (How to)Sometimes recipes call for toasted coconut, which adds a lovely color, crunch and flavor.  Don’t stress, it’s quick and easy to do.  Toasting Coconut (How to)Here’s the procedure.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Spread the desired amount of coconut in a shallow layer on a baking sheet. If you'll be needing a lot, do it in batches. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, but ...

Spread the desired amount of coconut in a shallow layer on a baking sheet. If you’ll be needing a lot, do it in batches.
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, but …

... stir every 3 minutes. Once it starts to toast, it will go quickly, so watch carefully.

… stir every 3 minutes. Once it starts to toast, it will go quickly, so watch carefully.

Once you've achieved a golden color, remove from oven.

Once you’ve achieved a golden color, remove from oven.

Allow to cool, and store in an air-tight container.

Allow to cool, and store in an air-tight container.