Last week, before I made the Ironman Coco-Nut Bars, I asked M to pick up a few ingredients on his way home from work. One of the things I asked for was unsweetened coconut flakes.
When he got home, he handed me a whole coconut. What? “They didn’t have unsweetened coconut flakes, so I got you this.” He says.
Much like when I was faced with a whole chicken, I had no idea what to do with a whole coconut. M promised that he’d take care of it…and he did!
He Googled how to break a coconut. It’s quite simple actually: you just bang it with the back of a knife until it cracks open. We poured out the coconut water and drank it–so much tastier than the stuff in tetrapaks. I think it’s actually sweeter and definitely more authentic tasting…mostly because it’s the most authentic…straight from the coconut.