Well actually TWO!
We received them in our bountiful baskets last week.
I use coconut a lot, but any time I've ever had one, I can NOT figure out how to easy get at the meat.
I've pounded and pounded and pried at that shell and only ever hurt myself!
Seriously - I've been injured in the act of opening a coconut.
I dread them.
Today, I cam a cross a video.
I thought - "I can do that!"
I used my trusty thermometer to poke through the soft eye.
I drained the juice. Each one had about a cup of coconut water!
I then, put them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or so.
They cracked. Just like in the video!
When they came out, I hit them with the hammer and they cracked right open.
What didn't pop right out of the shell, I used the flat head screwdriver separated it.
I peeled the brown skin off with a vegetable peeler and put it all in my Ninja.
I added about 4 cups of near boiling water. Not quite boiling though - you don't want to kill all the good coconutty enzymes.
I gave it a whirl and it made 4 cups of delicious coconut milk.
I strained it in cheese cloth and put it in a jar.
The pulp left, I dried out in the oven at about 200 degrees.
I also cooked up about 6 cups of acorn squash and 10 cups of pumpkin!
Looks like some baking in my future!
We finished the lazy day with dinner at HuHot.
Have you ever been?