Using fresh coconut really does make a difference sometimes, but I was always afraid of cracking it open.Â Turns out, it was no big deal.Â My store had easy-crack coconuts, but it did not really make a difference.
1.Â Use a clean nail and using a hammer, poke three holes in the eyes of the coconut.Â Pour the water into a measuring cup.
2.Â Put the coconut in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.Â Wrap the coconut in a towel and give it a nice whack with a hammer or mallet.
3.Â Separate the flesh from the shell.Â Mine sort of popped out, but certain spots needed a little help from a knife to release.
4.Â Make gorgeous shavings using a vegetable peeler.