Coconut Pie

Namrata makes one half of Dubai's popular blogging duo: She said, She said. Here, she shares her recipe for a festive coconut pie
Coconut Pie by Namrata Kamath
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Coconut Pie by Namrata Kamath
December 17, 2018
Level Easy
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour
Serves 6/8

Namrata loves everything about the festive season, having spent many a Christmas at her best friend, Nancy’s place. Together they comprise Dubai’s popular blogging duo, She said, She said (shesaidshesaid.co; shesaidshesaid_dxb). We had a lot of fun watching her make this pie, and we're sure you will love making it too.

Where did you learn to make this pie? It’s a funny story actually. I studied in college in the US, so whenever I go back there on holiday I have to eat certain foods, including coconut cream pie, which is my favourite kind. During one such trip I was at my friend’s place cribbing about how I hadn’t had time to eat pie. And he said I reminded him of his great grandma Ruby, who also loved coconut pie and had a really easy recipe for it. It’s actually made in a blender, so he made it for me in a jiffy.

Do you make this often? During the holidays, yes. I didn’t grow up in a Christian family but my family loves this season, so all our traditions are borrowed. I don’t know if coconut qualifies as a festive ingredient but I think it seems to suit Christmas in Dubai, and it’s so easily available.

PHOTO BY Rajesh Raghav
RECIPE BY Namrata Kamath

INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk
3 spinneysFOOD Organic Free Range Eggs
¼ cup butter
1 cup freshly grated coconut (plus extra for garnishing)
2/3 cup spinneysFOOD Extra Fine Caster Sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ cup spinneysFOOD All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
Freshly whipped cream

METHOD

  • 1

    Put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend for 20 seconds

  • 2

    Pour into a greased 25cm pie pan and bake at 180ºC, gas mark 4, for 1 hour

  • 3

    The crust will form at the bottom, custard in the middle and the coconut at the top

  • 4

    Top with freshly whipped cream and grated coconut

NOTES


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