Freshly Grated Coconut

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

The flavor of fresh coconut cannot be matched by canned or packaged coconut.


  • One 2-pound coconut


Draining the Liquid

With a nail or screwdriver, carefully puncture two of the holes, or eyes, found at one end of the coconut. Drain the liquid by shaking over a bowl or sink.

Cracking the Shell

Place the coconut, eyes down, in the palm of one hand. Tap around the top with the hammer. Soon the coconut’s shell will crack all the way around