Shuku Shuku (Nigerian Coconut Balls)

Nuvita Biscuits

This is a popular Nigerian dessert.

Makes: 14

Time required: 35 minutes


1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

1/4 cup caster sugar or 1/4 cup superfine sugar

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup self-raising flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut, sugar and egg yolks to form a stiff dough. Squeeze into 1 inch balls, and roll each ball in flour to coat.

Place on a baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. 4 Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Rishi on Feb 4, 2013

    He is from Nigeria and he speaks Yoruba..can someone recommend a good African dish to cook for him…and if you find a good recipe for it online please give me the link 😀

  2. posted by JDOGG1122 on Feb 5, 2013

    I accidentally picked up caster sugar instead of normal sugar not knowing which one was which. Is it okay to use for cups of teas?

  3. posted by sakyue1993 on Mar 17, 2013

    If you don’t have a recipe, even some information about the types of flavours used or the style of cooking would be very helpful. Thanks.

  4. posted by Lachlan on Mar 17, 2013

    I have quite a few recipes for Scottish Shortbread, including ones for Pitcaithly Bannock, and Petticoat Tails, some with
    rice flour added, some with cornflour, some that use caster sugar, and some that call for icing sugar, even brown sugar. Oh, yes… and
    shortbread cookies!

    Do you have any favourite kinds to recommend? Or have you some guidelines to follow so I can choose only one or two recipes?

    They all vary with respect to the flour-sugar-butter measures also. Please?

    Thank you very much!

  5. posted by Benihana on Mar 18, 2013

    I tried to make fudge with fine sugar and it did not turn out.

  6. posted by balinderk2000 on Mar 19, 2013

    I’m thinking of mixing either sugar, salt, or superfine sugar with my cleanser.

    Can anyone recommend either of these? I most have sensitive skin that’s prone to tiny clogged pores.

  7. posted by Thomas Lopez on Mar 19, 2013

    im baking plain cookies and it asks for ‘superfine’ sugar? what is that the same as?

  8. posted by Taylor2k on Mar 19, 2013

    I collect recipe books, and some of them use terms for sugar that I don’t recognize in the USA.

  9. posted by Tyler H on Mar 25, 2013

    i have this flap-jack recipe which requires muscovado sugar but i dont have any, will caster sugar do? or does it have to be muscovado sugar?

    thank you for any

  10. posted by Chester on Mar 25, 2013

    the recipe is

    250g cream cheese, softened
    75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar (superfine sugar)
    1 large egg (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
    20ml (1 tablespoon) vanilla extract

    so how muc sour cream should i put in this thnx

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