Coconut Haystacks

Are you often like me, wondering what to do with leftover egg white? I usually cook it as a small pale omelette, then cut it into strips and toss them in a soup. But I know there must be so many more ideas out there. Well I suddenly remembered a recipe I used to make as a child with my mum, and decided to give it a go. This was Coconut Haystacks, so called because it looked the shape of the old-fashioned haystack, that you never see any more, now that hay is just bundled in bales.

coconut haystacks

Coconut Haystacks

Ingredients (makes about 10)

1 large egg white
50g golden granulated sugar
125g desiccated coconut


Preheat fan oven to 160 degree C.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
Whisk the egg white until it is peaky.
Whisk in the sugar.
Mix in the coconut.
Scoop some mixture with an egg cup, pressing in well.
Gently tap out onto the lined baking sheet.
Repeat until you have used all the mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes until slightly golden.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve and enjoy.

coconut haystacks

I’d love to hear your ideas for using up egg white.

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17 thoughts on “Coconut Haystacks

  1. Sandra Bald

    Coconut haystacks remind me of my late Grandmother, who always made them when we went to see her. Great memories from my childhood. Haven’t had them for years. Will have to give them a go with my own family


  2. coupleonspree

    Made me nostalgic, even we used to have these during our childhood from local stores, not that easily available anymore.


  3. Kim Styles

    these coconut haystacks look delicious ! we freeze leftover eyewhites in icecube trays as they can be used to glaze pastry etc at a later date

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  4. Angela Boucher

    Oh wow, I love these, my granny used to make them for me as a kid as I have Coeliac disease and can’t have gluten. I definitely have to make these, thanks for the recipe.



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