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grated coconut / desiccated coconut: what's the difference?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Rollem, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Rollem

    Rollem two kinds of wonderful

  2. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Desiccated coconut is dried. Grated coconut could be fresh.

    (I think)
     
  3. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

  4. Rollem

    Rollem two kinds of wonderful

    so if a recipie says grated coconut, could you use desiccated?
     
  5. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Depends what the recipe is. If it's a cake, then yes probably.

    If it's something else then you might want to rehydrate it (soak it in water or coconut milk), so it's a bit wetter (and make sure it's not sweetened desiccated coconut)
     
  6. Rollem

    Rollem two kinds of wonderful

    it is a cake but think i will try and rehydrate it a ittle anyhow...
     
  7. selamlar

    selamlar is aware of the irony.

    One is grated and the other is dessicated, obviously. :rolleyes:
    Although I believe you can also get dessicated coconut cream, which is a different beast altogether.

    Unless of course it means coconut that you have just grated personally?
     
  8. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Dessicated coconut does look like it has been grated though :rolleyes:
     
  9. Rollem

    Rollem two kinds of wonderful

    exactly :rolleyes:
     
  10. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Maybe it has. Grating & desiccation are hardly mutually exclusive. Something can be grated or desiccated, or grated & desiccated, or even desiccated & grated.

    In answer to the OP - the difference is that you can easily rehydrate desiccated coconut, whereas it's a right old faff trying to stick a grated coconut back together.

    Hope that helps.

    :cool:
     
  11. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I know... I just wanted to roll my eyes back at snarky selamlar ;)
     
  12. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Up yer bum

    Dessicated coconut is very dangerous to birds, fresh grated coconut isn't.
     
  13. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Tenuous spam :D
     
  15. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    Awww. :D
     
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