170gms unsweetened coconut milk
85gms whole milk
85gms Double cream
5 egg yolks
A good pinch of salt
100gms flaked, unsweetened coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
Prepare your pie crust. When cool, melt the chocolate and brush the inside of the pie with the melted chocolate until well covered. Leave to cool.
Mix the cream and milk together. Combine the coconut milk, the sugar and half the cream/milk mix in a saucepan and heat gently. Just before the boil take it off.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk the remaining cream/milk mix and cornflour together stirring until smooth. Whisk egg yolks with salt in a seperate mixing bowl. Temper yolks by adding some scalded milk mixture slowly to the yolks while whisking well. Add yolk mixture and cornflour mix back into milk mixture and whisk vigorously over medium heat until thickened and just about to boil. It should coat a spoon and not drip easily. Remove from heat and add coconut, vanilla, and butter. Mix together until butter is melted. Taste and add more sugar if you need it. Fill your pie dish with the mix and refrigerate.
My brother was the first to taste it - "thats it, thats it!" he said "perfect!"
But well guess what! I didn't like it! After all that I put a forkful into my mouth and was not happy.
It was just too globby... I wonder with a topping of some sort would it even out more for my taste. I mean I like the inside, I like the outside but the combo just wasn't right for me... I'm now thinking meringue topping? What do you think?