Coconut cream pie


serves 8
175 g (6 oz) Shortcrust pastry dough

for the filling

Sugar 225 g (8 oz) 1 cup
65 g (2 1/2 oz) 5/8 cup Flour
725 ml (24 fl oz) 3 cups Lukewarm milk
3 Egg yolks
25 g (1 oz) 2 Tbs Butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence (extract)
65 g (2 1/2 oz) 5/8 cup Desiccated (shredded) coconut


1. Preheat the oven to very hot 230°C (Gas Mark 8, 450°F).

2. Roll out the pastry to about 1/2 cm (1/4 in) thick and use to line a 23 cm (9 in) pie dish. Prick the bottom and line with foil and weigh down with dried beans. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the beans and foil and return the shell to the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until it is browned and cooked through. Set aside to cool.

3. Put the sugar and flour in a saucepan and gradually stir in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

4. Beat the egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of the mixture, then stir into the remaining mixture. Return to the heat and cook, stirring constantly, for a further 3 minutes, or until the mixture is thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients, reserving 2 tablespoons of coconut. Spoon the mixture into the pastry case and sprinkle over the reserved coconut.

5. Put the dish into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely before serving.

What did you think?

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Dried beans?
posted by No name @ 04:51PM, 10/20/09
Dried beans wasn't on the ingredients list. What are dried beans anyway? No I'm not stupid, I just want to know! These instructions are too forward. It should be step by step not "Do this, it's simple" Just because who wrote them is a proffessional doesn't mean everyone who reads them are!!!
I am not impressed, 1/5 stars!
Cup measures
posted by m cal @ 07:06AM, 2/16/10
At first glance the cup measure look wrong i would work to the g or oz measures only!!!!
posted by Anabell @ 07:25AM, 9/03/10
I don't think its half bad but i do agree with m cal i would work to the g or oz measures as well!!!
i would give it 3/5 stars!
posted by GCSE Food tech @ 09:36AM, 12/10/10
Dried beans are baking beans.

They're used to weigh down the patry when you blind bake it so that it doesn't rise so you can put the filling in.
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