Legend has it that these sweet confections were used to hide messages exchanged by secret lovers. Heads up, though, that you will need an electrical mould or Love Letter Plates from your local bakery supplier. The effort will be worth it – these crispy, fragrant, slightly coconut-y snacks smell and taste even better when freshly made. The list of ingredients are deceptively simple, as you can tell, but fresh coconut milk is essential. To roll the pliant love letters, use a thick wooden chopstick that’s spherical – this will ensure a good tight roll! Your fresh love letters can be stored in air tight containers, and eaten in 3 weeks.
– Moulds should only be greased at the start of the session and only once.
– If you place batter on the mould and it spills out too fast, this will mean the moulds are not fully heated up yet. The batter should readily stick to the moulds as an indication that the optimum heat has been reached for baking.
– Airtight containers are a must to store the love Letters or they’ll go soft quickly.