Saturday, August 10, 2019

Marrallo - Puerto Rican Coconut Candy #EattheWorld

 For  this August 2019 Eat the world Recipe challenge , the country we are cooking are Puerto Rico, a south American country. I had heard the name of the country but didn't know about its cuisine.

 I came through many recipes and decided to make this coconut candy bar. Its simple with less ingredients. I used freshly grated coconut . You can use dessicated coconut for this recipe .

    Marrallo is a coconut and brown sugar candy cooked on a medium flame and cut into cubes.
    Mampostial is the another name for Marrallo. This is a coconut candy of Puerto Rica. The people of Puerto Rico also call it as Malrayo. Its consistency is soft and chewy coconut candy with sugarcane molasses.

   In Southern India , we make a similar coconut candy known as Thengai Burfi with white sugar and adding cardamom powder for flavour.

Requirements :
2 cup shredded coconut 
2 cup brown sugar
2 tbs white sesame seeds 
1 tbs Unsalted Butter (Optional)

Method :
Dry roast the sesame seeds for a minute on medium flame.
In a pan , add the ingredients and cook over medium heat and stir continuously.
Take care and stir continuously to avoid burning.
When the mixture thickens , pour the mixture to a greased tin and flatten with a wooden spatula.
Let it cool and cut into squares.
Marrallo is ready to serve.

Note : 

Adding freshly grated coconut makes this delicious.
Adding sesame is optional too.
Some  add cinnamon powder or Vanilla. I didn't add any of these. The brown sugar itself gives a distinct flavor.

Check My Past Eat the World Recipe challenge 
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  1. Love chocolate and coconut. These sound sooooo good.

  2. Wow - I love the simplicity of this recipe. It looks like it would be so tasty! (My husband is a coconut fiend, so I think I'll have to make it for him!)