South American cuisine recipes

The traditional Colombian Cocadas Recipe

Cocadas are a typical recipe from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia with just 4 ingredients: grated coconut, sugar, lemon peel and whole milk. This typical sweet is very creamy and moist on the inside, but dry and opaque on the outside.
The flavor and creaminess of the coconut contrasts perfectly with the freshness of the lemon zest. In this class I will show you how you can replace the ingredients to get a caramel colored result, or how to replace ingredients if you are vegan.
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What's Included

  •  2 Video 
  •  1 downloadable PDF with
    • ingredients
    • instructions
    • Nutritional facts

What You Need 

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  • fresh coconut or shredded unsweetened dry coconut
  • whole milk/almond milk
  • white/brown sugar/panela sugar
  • lime or lemon

Tips & Tricks

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Get creative with flavors and add things like vanilla or extra cinnamon if you desire.
Meet the instructor

Daniela Baena

I am from Bogota, Colombia, and have always been passionate about cooking. I graduated in 2014 from the Mausi Sebess Cooking School in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Then I decided to create my own pastry company and cooking classes.
I entered the world of conscious eating, which led me to do the diploma in Holistic Cooking at the Gato Dumas School of Gastronomy in 2016.
After finishing I traveled to San Sebastian in the Basque Country to do the Master's Degree in Restaurant Pastry and Sweet Cuisine at the Basque Culinary Center in 2017.
I have worked in a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant named El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, where I had the opportunity to do my internship with Jordi Roca and his wonderful pastry team.
I later worked as Head Pastry Chef at Gagini restaurant in Palermo, Italy.
I am currently working on my personal MAHI Conscious Eating project and I am certified as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and I am dedicated to guiding others in their process of transformation towards a more holistic and healthy lifestyle.

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