August 25, 2014

Literally ‘Rauhnägel’ would mean ‘rough nails’! The ‘rough’ I get – from the coconut on the outside. But what’s up with the ‘nail’? This would be some seriously odd shaped nail! Nobody I asked could explain this to me. Anyway – they are delicious. They need very few ingredients and are great to make with kids. 


  • 5 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 120g flour
  • 0.5teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt


  • ⅔ chocolate
  • ⅓ coconut fat
  • rum
  • coconut flakes

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_ preheat oven to 170°C

_ beat the egg whites

_ whisk in the sugar and egg yolks

_ with a wooden spoon carefully add flour, baking powder and salt

_ spread mixture onto a baking sheet and bake until golden

_ let cool [can also dry out a bit over night]

_ cut into 1 by 2 cm cubes

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_ heat chocolate and cocos fat in a water bath

_ add rum

_ with a metal stick, shortly dip a cookie block into the chocolate – let drip off

_ cover with cocos flakes

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_ let cool in the fridge until chocolate is completely cooled

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One Comment

  1. These look likely lovely little morsels. I like the rum kick :-) Pinned!

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