Friday, 8 August 2014

Friday Favourites #1

In such a busy and stressful world, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of the positives. Friday Favourites will be a place for me to share any random and unrelated things I have been loving this week. 

For the most part, packaged foods in supermarkets are ones which you should avoid.
But sometimes when browsing the aisle you stumble upon products which you would never have thought to see on Australian shelves.

And which products may these be? Coconut sugar and coconut flour.

It's great to see one of the two biggest supermarket chains in Australia branching out and stocking what some may consider unusual products. However, it is Woolworths that have taken the coconut craze to the next level, stocking both coconut flour and coconut sugar. 

I like that now I can go to my local supermarket for coconut flour and coconut sugar. Now there's no wait for the international mail to arrive and no shipping charges to pay.


Coconut Flour

There's just 2g of fat in a serving size (2 Tablespoons - 14g) which still means it's something that can be enjoyed on a low-fat diet. Unlike most flours, coconut flour actually smells and tastes great uncooked which is why I often use it in place of desiccated coconut. A little goes a long way, with just a slight dusting packing enough coconut flavour to greatly enhance any dish.

Roll date balls in coconut flour for a lower fat alternative to desiccated coconut.
A couple of tablespoons gives added flavour and fibre to baked goods.
It is perfect as a gluten free thickener in gravies and sauces.

Coconut Sugar 

Coconut sugar reminds me golden syrup with its rich flavour. It can be used in place of regular sugar or granular stevia in all sorts of recipes.

Coconut sugar gives a caramel-esque flavour to a plain banana smoothie/ice cream.
My all-time favourite use for it is in my no bake caramel tarts. View the recipe here.


All of the products featured here were found in my local Woolworths store

Organic Road Coconut Flour $5.00 for 500g
You can find this alongside the gluten free flours in the flour aisle, maybe the health food aisle in some stores

Organic Road Coconut Sugar $4.50 for 250g
Coconut sugar is usually on the top shelf in the sugar/baking aisle

Pandaroo Coconut Sugar $3.50 for 400g
This can be found in the Asian/International foods aisle

McKenzies Coconut Flour $3.85 for 500g 
Try looking for the gluten free flours in the flour or health food section


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Disclaimer: This is not a paid post. All products were purchased with my own money. 

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