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Baked Hawaiian Islands

Baked Hawaiian Islands


For the coconut cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Line a 30x20 cm metallic baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg yolks, ½ the sugar, sunflower oil and ½ cup water.
  • Add to the flour mixture and stir. Add the chopped coconut.
  • In a mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed.
  • When they start to fluff up and form light peaks, add the remaining sugar.
  • When it becomes a stiff meringue, gently fold into the coconut mixture.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until it rises and turns golden. You can insert a knife into the center of the cake and when it comes out dry and clean, it is ready.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. The cake may fall slightly.

For the pineapple-brown butter sorbet

  • In a pot, add the pineapple, sugar and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Puree the mixture in a blender.
  • Place a strainer in a bowl. Transfer the puree to the strainer and press down on it to release all of the juices.
  • Remove strainer and add the rum and lime juice to the juices.
  • Transfer remaining puree to an ice cream maker and follow the instructions in the manual.

For the meringue

  • Beat the egg whites in a mixer on low speed using the whisk attachment, until you create a fluffy meringue.
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Place over high heat and stir continuously until the sugar dissolves.
  • When the sugar has completely dissolved, place a cooking thermometer into the mixture. Keep checking the temperature until it reaches 120* C (248* F).
  • As soon as it does, immediately transfer the syrup to the mixer and start to add it to the meringue in a slow steady stream. Turn up the mixers speed and beat the meringue until it cools and becomes smooth and shiny.
  • When ready, transfer to a pastry bag.

To assemble

  • Place the cake on a working surface and carefully remove the parchment paper.
  • Use ceramic bowls that are 10 cm in diameter to cut out 6 circles in the cake.
  • Place the circles of cake on a working surface. Put a large scoop of the pineapple-brown sugar sorbet over each. Immediately transfer them to the freezer for 2 hours.
  • When ready, remove 1 cake from the freezer at a time, so that the rest won’t melt while you are working.
  • Using the Italian meringue in the pastry bag, pipe the mixture onto the cake and sorbet with gentle movements, creating tips, until completely covered. It should look very presentable.
  • Transfer to a sheet of parchment and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the same process for the remaining cakes and meringue.
  • Before serving, use a kitchen torch to slightly brown the meringue. Be careful not to hold the kitchen torch too close to the meringue so it doesn’t burn!
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
12 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
8 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
20 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
5 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
4 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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