Tuesday, March 15, 2011

. Made in Guam .

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Hafa Adai!
It 's March! and you know what that means...its Chamorro Month! What is Chamorro you ask? Well, Chamorro or Chamoru is the language and culture practiced on the beautiful islands of Guam (where I'm from:) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. In this month, we celebrate this wonderful culture through cooking demonstrations/competitions, language and song festivals & weaving activities, just to name a few. 
Today, I just wanted to share a local favorite in this post. Its called coconut candy. Coconuts can be seen everywhere on Guam so naturally it's found in many of the local dishes. I will be sharing more local dessert recipes throughout the rest of the month and I invite you to try some out! 

{ Coconut Candy }

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk or coconut milk 
  • 3 cups shredded coconut (fresh works best but if you dont have access to a coconut and grater, then store bought should suffice:)


In a saucepan, boil sugar and milk over medium heat until it becomes a thin syrup (232 to 240 degrees on your candy thermometer).
Add coconut, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Color should be a nice golden brown.
Spread over a flat plate and let cool.
May be eaten warm or chilled.


Want to learn more about Chamorro Month and the Island of Guam?

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