Coconut Custard Chocolate Pie
This is just a short intro of who I am. If you’d like to learn more about me, please visit my personal blog on which I talk about philosophy, life, and, of course, myself.
I first claimed I could cook at age 19, just when I started doing regular strength. Of course, at that time, my idea of cooking was limited to knowing how to make a good lettuce salad and how to grill chicken. I was probably one of the few people on earth who didn’t mind eating the same meal over and over and over again. Things changed about two years later when I moved to the U.S. and discovered in cooking a way of preserving my culture.
Preparing traditional dishes for dinner parties with friends or for the holidays was how I expressed part of myself as an individual. Without noticing, I slowly picked up more and more recipes and even began to (successfully) improvise with my own ones.
Nowadays, I continue my studies” in the domain of cooking, always looking to combine healthy with tasty, while living what I describe as a modern bohemian lifestyle. And of course, I hope to share with you what I enjoy sharing so much with my friends.
Pie. There are so many things you can do with it.
You can compete in pie making contests.
You can also compete in pie eating contests. (I think you’ll agree with me that might be the better option.)
You can play the clown. You can reward yourself with pie. Or console yourself.
Or, you can also plead your blog readers for forgiveness after being silent for 2 long months.
Yes, I’m guilty of bad food blogger. But, I am also the type of person to take new year’s resolutions in the middle of February. (It’s never too late, right?)
So let’s just say I’m back with a plan of
recipe posting, and you really don’t want to stay mad at me. Nope. Not when I’m offering you in exchange such a delicious pie recipe
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
Begin with pie crust. Place all ingredients in food processor (start with only 1 tbsp water, add 0.5-1tbsp more only if needed) and process until they all come together into a homogenous dough mixture. (If mixing by hand or with hand mixer, first mix separately dry ingredients and wet ingredients, then combine both together.) Form ball out of the dough, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
While you refrigerate the dough, begin making the custard. In saucepan over medium heat, place sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in milk. (If any lumps form, do not worry too much — they’ll go away during the cooking, provided you keep stirring.) Cook until mixture thickens (you should feel some resistance” when stirring) and boils for 1 minute. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of the mixture into the small bowl with egg yolks. Then, slowly pour back the contents of the small bowl into the large one (in other words: egg-milk mixture into milk mixture), stirring quickly to prevent curdling. Add butter and vanilla extract and keep stirring until butter is melt. Place plastic over bowl and refrigerate until cool (at least 1 hour).
Preheat oven to 425Â°F and grease with butter a baking pan. Roll out the refrigerated dough and place it in the pan, gently pressing with your fingers to make it fit. Bake until crisp (about 15 minutes). Let cool, then remove crust from pan.
After refrigerating the custard, stir in the coconut flakes. Pour custard in crust and refrigerate for at least another 3-4 hours (or an entire night if you can wait!). The longer you wait, the better it will taste.
Just before serving, top pie with whipping cream and toasted coconut flakes.