Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Coconut Ginger Rock Cakes

Life with a soymilk maker is a continual process of finding ways to use up okara.  I scribbled down several recipes from the blog Okara Mountain, and one day found the inspiration to bake a batch of Coconut-Ginger Scones.  However, in the process of veganising and screwing around with the recipe a bit, I found mine more like rock cakes than scones -- the dough was far too wet to roll into a disc and cut into wedges, so I plopped blobs onto the baking tray instead.  Andy was skeptical of these, as he's only ever liked scones when they are covered in jam & cream, and even then he says they remind him of Grandma.  But on trying these, he was very happy with how light, moist and flavourful they were.  So was I - these are one of my favourite ways yet of using up okara.

Coconut-Ginger Rock Cakes

2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. shredded coconut
3/4 c. dried mixed fruit
1 c. coconut cream
1/2 c. wet okara (soy yogurt would also work)
1/4 c. golden syrup
1 T. grated fresh ginger

Topping:
 2 T. sugar
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. shredded coconut

Heat oven to 210 (375F).  In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and coconut until well blended.  Stir in dried fruit.  In a jug, combine coconut cream, okara, syrup and ginger.  Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Divide dough into eight pieces and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Combine sugar, nuts and coconut for topping, sprinkle over cakes and press in gently.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottoms.

8 comments:

Vaala ◪ said...

Ooo, they do look seriously good. Every recipe you post makes me more and more tempted to get a soymilk maker!

Carissa said...

This sounds awesome! And with okra? How weird! But that is so cool because you get that extra nutrition in there. Perfect for people like my little brother

Theresa said...

Carissa - not okra, I have yet to try that vegetable in a way that I can tolerate it. Okara is the pulpy stuff left over from making soy milk. It's full of fiber and protein and lots of healthy stuff so we try to cook with it instead of just composting it.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, these look great!

Mandee said...

They look fantastic! And anything with coconut and ginger sounds good to me :)

Hannah said...

Oooh, I've never been a fan of rock cakes because they usually have peel in them (*shudder*) but these look like the antithesis of yucky! Golden syrup and okara and coconut cream... far better than old-school CWA rock cakes :)

Susan said...

What a great looking combination. I really should get a soy milk maker... I really need to find some room for a soymilk maker. ;)

claire said...

wow
These look sooo ood!
Thanks for the recipe!