You know those days when you see a recipe that you like and don't have nice pieces of paper at hand and so you just grab the nearest teeny piece of what's available and scribble down as much as you can in that teeny space? Thank goodness for computers today so that we can clip, cut, copy, bookmark, print ...
Well, I'd found this very yellowed piece of paper .... hang on, ... oh, it's a Post It, it's supposed to be yellow! Anyway, it's old, wrinkly and crumpled. Scrawled on it was this recipe for I-have-no-idea-what-the-name-is cake. I don't know where I'd copied it from, or maybe someone told me about it and I wrote it down or I'd hurriedly copied it from a cooking show on tv .... and no picture reference to know if this turned out right.
BUT ... I can tell you this .... it is delicious! The fragrance and richness of the coconut cream really works here.
I'd call this a cake/pudding/custard pie. The magical part about this, other than being incredibly easy to whip up (no whipping required, actually), is that the cake sorts itself out into separate layers of coconut at the top and the custardy cake below.
Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself.
Oh, this is a reduced sugar recipe. All sweet toothed folks can add another 1/4 cup sugar to the mix.
1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup (scant) sugar
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
60 g butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup coconut cream
Preheat oven to 180˚C.
Lightly grease pie dish. (I used a 6 1/2" square pie dish)
Sift flour into mixing bowl.
Stir in everything else. Mix until combined.
Pour into pie dish.
Bake for about 40 - 45 mins or until the top is golden.
Serve warm or cold, with ice cream, custard or on its own.
* Didn't I tell you it was incredibly easy?
PS: I've finally got Ping's Pickings onto facebook and Google+. In case google friend connect really goes away, you're always welcome to visit and follow me here and here.
See you there!
PPS: I've had some good reviews about this and seen them (beautifully made) at these places ... go visit, ogle at their pics and check out their verdict. I'm soooo happy! (If you'd made this and posted about it and would like to join the fun here, please let me know and I'll link you up. Thanks for trying it out!) ... who'd have thunk a teeny, crumply piece of paper could produce so much happiness? :D