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Sweetened coconut substitute

limoen | Feb 11, 2011 12:16 PM

I'm having a coconut-baked good craving and wanted to make some cupcakes or bars, but many of the (American) recipes out there on the web call for sweetened shreeded coconut, which is unavailable in the UK, where I live. I can buy flaked/shredded unsweetened coconut (and also dessicated! But I am aware that's a totally different beast) at health food stores. If I used that, would I need to compensate for sweetness, or soak it in some kind of liquid beforehand? (I'm imaging the US sweetened shredded coconut as being sugary and pliable, though I might be wrong!).

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