This week, being half term break and Ash Wednesday, has been crazy. I managed to pull these out of my hat for a surprise playdate, and I stuck a candle in one to celebrate the end of Husband’s repayment clause. The coconut flavor is subtle, but still tasty.
Cream 1/2 c sugar with 1/2 c margarine or butter. Cut in 3/4 c GF flour with a few pinches of baking powder and 3/4 c shredded (or dessicated) coconut. Beat together two eggs and 3-4 TBL of milk, then add into dry ingredients and combine thoroughly. You could probably get away with one egg and a bit more milk, if you needed to, but I think the recipe works better with two eggs. If you have any coconut-flavoured syrup, then you can add that in as well for extra flavour.
Divide into a lined 12 muffin pan and bake at 350 F/ 180 C/ Gas Mark 4 for 15-20 until nicely golden. Allow to cool and ice with either a thick coconut buttercream icing with coconut or a thin mixture of milk and powdered sugar. Top with coconut or a dried cherry, set one aside for yourself, and serve.