What do you do when you have a food expert for dinner? When your special guest just happens to be an expert in flavors? How do you pick the dishes you will prepare?
A few months ago we were hosting a very special guest. Our guest was the owner of Gerards ice cream, one of the top ice-cream shops in Jordan. The person behind every flavor of ice cream they sell! For me, the big challenge was preparing a special dish that will suit his taste and demonstrate my culinary skills.
I started searching online for a good and easy dish and by chance I found this coconut pie recipe that had an excellent rating by visitors and many positive reviews. I also discovered that another version of coconut pie can be prepared by adding bananas to it. I decided to give it a try… the end result? Great!!!! To top that this coconut pie smells like heaven.
Upon serving this to our special guest, his response was “Now this is something!” My dinner was a success and this coconut pie recipe is definitely a keeper.
Coconut Pie Recipe
Guest post prepared and submitted by Ola Fanek
Preparation time: 15 min Cook time: 40 min
100 grams butter (1 small stick butter)
½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut cream (sold in cans in the Thai section of food stores)
2 mashed bananas (if u want the banana pie version, but you can prepare it without)
How to make Coconut Pie:
- Microwave the butter for 30 seconds, or melt it in a pan on the oven top.
- Mash the bananas with a fork.
- Beat the eggs well, then add the melted butter and beat until fully incorporated. Add the sugar, beat well. Add all the other ingredients and beat until you have a uniformed mixture.
- Spread the batter onto a greased and floured pan. I use a 24-25cm round pan (9.5-10 inch pan) so as to have a nice and thick the pie.
- Bake the coconut pie in a preheated oven at 425°F (225°C) for 40 minutes.
Coconut pie can be served hot or cold, with custard or ice cream or simply sprinkle some powder sugar on top. Personally, I prefer it cold.
Hope you enjoyed today’s easy sweet recipe: Coconut Pie. Bon appetite.
What is your favorite coconut sweet?
Ola Fanek: I am a full-time working dentist, and a mother of one lovely girl “Hana”. Since an early age, I started helping my grandma in kitchen; I used to love her bread and the lovely aroma that filled the house when she baked it.
I enjoy making all kinds of food at home. I want my daughter to try different kitchens from around the world and enjoy homemade food that has no added preservatives or chemicals.