This Family is one that avoids coconut in the curries but looooovessss it when it comes wrapped in cakes and cookies. The newest love is this Coconut Pie. Hubby and I share a common disinterest for dough pie base, am sure junior also will join the gang, and so when i came across a a pie using coconut and without the need for a dough base...i said Hallelujah!
The thing is, i have a really strained relationship with yeast dough...it never works for me :( i haven't given up but definitely apprehensive. And yea you may argue that this is not a typical pie, and NO it is not but it's Okay...the original recipe called it a PIE and so it is a pie for this family :D. And i can happily tick off 'to make a pie' from my long 'to-do' list :). You can get the original recipe here.
I love eggs but am not comfortable about using too much in my baking and so i followed the method of making this to the T but reduced few of the ingredients and so here is how i made it.
13/4 Cups - Milk
1 Cup - Dessicated Unsweetened Coconut
2 - Eggs
1 Tsp - Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup - All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup - Sugar
5 Tbsp -Veg' Oil
Due to the oil content in the coconut flakes, i feel you can reduce the oil further, also the next time i make it I'll reduce the sugar as well.
- Preheat oven at 180 degree C, grease a pie mold or any flat round cake pan and keep aside
- Put everything in the blender and blitz till smooth, it will look watery but no worries
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes in the preheated oven
- The pie is done when the top turns golden brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean
|The Toddler enjoying the Pie|
Yes! it is as easy and simple as that. Don't you just love easy but tasty recipes??? Both father and son loved the pie...and so definitely a keeper.