06 July 2010
Taking on the V-Con pt. 4
Hello coconut. Hello pie. I love you. I have eaten 3 slices of you and I loved every bite. I wish you could be there for me always, but alas you are dwindling down to nothingness. Timmy and I will share in our memories of you often. "Remember when Pie was so sweet to us?" Timmy will ask and I will reply, "Of course, Pie was the sweetest." and we will rejoice in thoughts of you.
This week the recipe in the Veganomicon sent my heart all a flutter. As you may have gathered I love desserts, I love making them, decorating them and most of all eating them. I do not have one sweet tooth but twenty-eight. The recipe: Lost Coconut Custard Pie. Are you drooling yet? I am. I was so very anxious to make this thing that I failed at taking photos for every step of the process but the recipe is not hard to follow and is pretty versatile, so you can really add or change the basic ingredients.
ingredients: coconut milk, non-dairy milk, arrowroot, agar agar, vanilla extract, coconut shreds, strawberries and lemon.
Arrowroot is very similar to cornstarch and is used in this recipe to thicken the milks, and agar agar is a seaweed that when heated with a liquid makes it gelatinous. I like that word, gelatinous. Beside the baking of the pie crust the recipe is made on the stove top which pleased me immensely in this 110 degree heat.
baked pie crust and warm custard ready for some refrigerator action
I fear I did not chill my little pie long enough but I was pacing the kitchen like a maniac waiting for dessert. I had some the next day and I think the flavor was more intense and yummy, so if you make this, make it a day ahead.
I made a crumbled chocolate cookie crust and topped the pie with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate.
Okay, I am going to eat another slice right now. I hope you enjoy the photos enough to go out and but the Veganomicon, make this recipe and share your results with me.