Petits Gâteaux au Coco. Sweets made from coconut are almost as popular in the West Indies as those made with bananas, and freshly gathered coconuts have quite a special flavour. Beat up ¼ lb. of finely grated coconut with the same quantity of sugar and the whites of 2 eggs. When the mixture is very stiff, drop a spoonful at a time on a well-buttered and somewhat thick baking tin, and bake in a moderate oven till the little coconut cakes are just beginning to colour.