INGREDIENTS FOR 20 CAKES:
- 300g sweet potato
- 150g flour
- 100g of grated coconut
- 80g sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- oil for frying
In a bowl put the grated coconut, vanilla extract, sugar and let stand for 1 hour.
Wash the sweet potatoes and boil then for around 30 minutes (it is ready when a knife goes easily into a sweet potato). Then remove them from the water, peel them, put them in a large bowl and mash them to a smooth paste.
Add the flour into the potato and mix by hand until the flour and the potato form a dry dough. Add more flour if needed.
Make 20 balls with the dough. Roll them (with a rolling pin) one by one to round them. Place in center of each ball a pinch of grated coconut. Fold in half and seal the edges with a fork. Fry in hot oil until it is golden brown.
Let cool and enjoy with a good tea.