This is a simple way to make delicious sweets. No cooking required, just plenty of willpower to resist tasting the mixture!
You will need:
• A board or baking tray to rest the mixture on
• A large bowl to mix the ingredients in
• A rolling pin
• 200g condensed milk
• 250g icing sugar and exra for dusting
• 200g desiccated coconut
• Pink and/or green food colouring (optional)
Put the condensed milk and icing sugar into the bowl and mix together. Then work the coconut in. This is hard work because the mixture will now become very stiff so it is a good idea to use your hands rather than a spoon.
If you are going to colour some of the mixture, split it into 2 or 3 equal parts. Knead the pink food colour into one part and the green into another so that you have 3 mixtures: white, pink and green. (I only make white and pink cubes so I just divide the mixture into two parts).
Dust the surface of your counter with icing sugar and shape each part into a rectangle and roll out with the rolling pin, constantly reshaping into a rectangle about 1.5cm thick. Repeat so that you will finish up with three rectangles, one in each colour.
Place on a board or baking tray and leave overnight to set.
Next day cut into squares and serve. You can keep the cubes in an airtight container for 4/5 weeks.
If you want dual colour cubes, place the pink or green mixture over the white and combine with the rolling pin until the two sheets are about 2cm thick, then leave to cool and cut up.