Coconut Candy

Anyone with sweet tooth will not resist this well-known Malaysian Coconut Candy......

3 cups grated coconut
3/4 tin evaporated milk
2 cups sugar
4 tabsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
a few drops food colouring
a bit salt

Lightly grease a 20 cm square pan with butter.

Fry coconut until partially dry. Add evaporated milk, salt, sugar and continue cooking over low heat, stirring continuously until mixture leaves sides of pan it will take about 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Stir in butter, essence and food colouring.

Transfer to the greased pan and pat lightly into place. Allow to cool and cut into square pieces.