Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Impossible Pie - An Old South African recipe.....

The Impossible Pie. This is an old South African recipe, a family favourite, and it couldn’t be easier!

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup coconut
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 5 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs

How to:
  1. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl or processor, blend until very well mixed and creamy, at least 3 minutes. Pour into a greased pie dish and bake at 180°C for about an hour, until golden brown and crispy.
  2. When done, the pie crust will be at the bottom, the baked custard in the middle, and the coconut on top – I promise! I don’t know how that works, but it really does – every time.

Serve warm, while the custard is still creamy and buttery and delicious, and the coconut topping crispy, but it’s also pretty good chilled. It’s one of those desserts/tea-time treats that needs no ice cream or cream, just serve it on a plate sprinkled with a little cinnamon (if you wish), and a good coffee on the side!