Friday, May 7, 2010

Coconut pie

Last Friday I had dinner with the girls, a fabulous Indian banquet was feasted on, complete with bollywood films playing in the background. I offered to bring dessert and opted for Impossible coconut pie, in that it's impossible for anything to go wrong. I was looking for something that would complement the meal and not be too heavy. Had it been warmer I would have gone for sorbet, but this fit the bill.

• 4 eggs • 1 cup caster sugar • 100g unsalted butter, softened • 100g almond meal • 1 cup desiccated coconut • grated lemon rind (from 2 lemons) and their juice ~1/2 cup • grated orange rind and it's juice ~ 1/2 cup • 1 cup coconut milk • 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted • Cream & passionfruit to serve.

Preheat oven to 180C
Mix everything in a food processor and pour into a greased 28cm pan. (The mixture is super runny)
Bake for an hour or until golden.

My pan wasn't quite 28cm so I got a couple of small ramekins and baked them too. Which was lucky, because the nine of us polished this off easily and there wouldn't have been anything to photograph!


Catherine said...

Sounds like a great night. I love all things Bollywood too. My hubby took me to a restaurant and then a Bollywood show for birthday one year, it was so much fun. Thank you for the recipe I haven't tried it before, yours looks delicious.:)

Jac said...

Yum! I love coconut and this looks nice and easy as well as tasty - I'm off work this coming week so I may need to get in some supplies!