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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Coconut Cloud Pudding - Pink Saturday



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...There are folks who won't admit to birthdays, but like, nonetheless, to be remembered on their special day. I have such a friend. She has eclectic tastes and loves coconut, so I decided to make an uncommon and homely pudding to mark the importance of the day to those of us who love her. This is not the coconut pudding that is so popular across Asia. It's made from cornstarch rather than gelatin and beaten egg white. It does, however, use coconut milk for most of its flavor. I supplement that with a variable amount of coconut extract and use flaked coconut for garnish. This is really easy to do and the six ingredients required to make it can be found in any major grocery store. It can be assembled in about 15 minutes, though it requires 4 to 6 hours to set. Here's the recipe.

Coconut Cloud Pudding...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups whole milk, divided use
1-1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon coconut extract
Optional garnish: shredded coconut

Directions:
1) Whisk cornstarch and salt together in a medium bowl. Slowly add 1/2 cup milk and stir until smooth.
2) Add reserved 1 cup milk, coconut milk and sugar to a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Slowly stir in cornstarch mixture and stir constantly until mixture is very thick, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add coconut extract to taste and stir for another minute. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes longer.
3) Spoon custard into 6 3/4-cup containers. Refrigerate until chilled and set, about 4 to 6 hours. Garnish, if desired, with shredded coconut. Yield: 6 servings.

Cook's Note: If you enjoy a really light pudding, let the pudding cook to room temperature and fold in 2 cups of whipped cream or non-dairy topping. Then refrigerate to chill.

You might also enjoy these recipes:
Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding
Double Chocolate Pudding
Pumpkin Panna Cotta

This post is being linked to:
Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

41 comments :

Alessandra said...

How delicate! Lovely!

ButterYum said...

Mmmmm - I love coconut! How very thoughtful of you to develop this recipe for your friend.

:)
ButterYum

Coleen's Recipes said...

How girly!! My granddaughters would love this.

CC said...

Mary,this is a beautiful pudding. And coconut..my favorite.Yayyyy.
Happy Pinks and have a great weekend..

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mary...
Sweetie you have touched my taste buds today. I love coconut so this will be one for me to try for sure. Ooh I can't wait. Making out the grocery list, so will be adding the ingredients needed. Thank you so much for sharing today.

Have a beautiful Saturday. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Very valentiney dear...
HAve a pinky dreamy saturday.....

Debinhawaii said...

I don't think it is homely at all--it looks wonderful!

My Little Space said...

Oooo....such beautiful pudding! Gorgeous colour.

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, I have a client who LOVES coconut with a special day coming up-you just gave me the treat I'll be making her! Thank you!!
xoxo Pattie

Martha said...

This is so pretty and looks so like Valentine's -- what a lovely pudding.

Katy ~ said...

Pretty and delicious in pink! Love the look of this.

Elisa, Croatia said...

Looks so pretty in pink!
thanks for the recipe.

Happy Pinkey (as my daughter says)

Regina said...

Another delicious one!
Thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend.

dana said...

Mary, You've done it again! What a wonderful looking dessert...I LOVE coconut, so that's double tempting to me.

Hope your friend loved this gift you created for her...I know I do!

Have a great Pink Sat!! Dana

zurin said...

Mary, this is a sweet and pretty pudding! a very pretty dash of pink ..perfect for a valentine dessert!

Gracie Jewellery said...

this sounds yummy. i like that it takes cornstarch-my celiac husband will be able to eat it. thank you for including the recipe. Happy Pink Saturday. Don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.
Nancy

Deborah said...

I think this sounds wonderful, and I'd be happy with it for my birthday!!

Michael Lee West said...

Oh, Mary, the pudding is heavenly. So soft and delicate, like an angel's wing.
XX00

chefany said...

ooo this looks so yummy! I will make it in class since we are in the custards section... well not exactly a custard but close enough :) Thank you so much!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is the most perfectly girlie girl dessert ever!!
♥, Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now that truly is a beautiful dessert, Mary! Love it!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

I love the simplicity of that recipe and it looks delicious. Love coconut!

Lori said...

I love coconut anything. Now I have to find out about coconut pudding.

Chef Aimee said...

Pink, pretty, and yummy! I love coconut and would be in heaven on a cloud eating this!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm on a coconut kick-- I've made coconut ice cream and today I made a soup with coconut milk (haven't blogged either yet). Now, I see this! I've been looking for a good coconut pudding, and I think this it it. Great recipe!

~*~The Happy Homemaker~*~ said...

What a beautiful presentation.I'm sure it was just as tasty as it is beautiful!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Mary this looks heavenly! I like coconut so I'm sure I'd enjoy this delicious pudding. Thank you!

caren said...

Sounds and looks yummy! Happy PS!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary! I so love pudding and coconuts and of course, pinks! I am so going to make this! Thanks for the recipe!

My pink post is late today; that dang post scheduler! I'll get it right one day ha!

Hope you can still stop by for a visit!

Have a lovely Pink weekend!
Tina

Chaka said...

That looks good. Bill Cosby's pudding in a cloud couldn't hold a candle to that.

noble pig said...

I am a coconut nut so I know I would love it. Happy Birthday to your friend.

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

Sook said...

Oh wow the pudding looks great! I like the pink background too. :)

Deborah said...

Sounds delicious. i love anything with coconut in it too, like your friend and I juts may have to try this.

JJ said...

More coconut - there is never enough.
Thanks
JJ

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Hello Mary,

The recipe reminds me of maja blanca but it is more gelatinous :-) YUmmy all the same.

Speaking of birthdays, I think I can understand the feeling of your friend when it comes to one's own birthday :-)I don't know about not admitting it but you know, having the attention to yourself on the "day" makes me feel awkward LOL

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mizpah,
Li

Barbara said...

Your photo made me smile. There's something about pink that I love. Couldn't wait to read what your flavor would be and LOVED that it was coconut!

The Chef In My Head said...

Hi Mary! This looks so wonderful! My birthday was this week too, I need a friend like you to deliver sweet confections to me! How thoughtful and sweet of you. I'll be making this one for myself and hiding it ;) ~LeslieMichele

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Coconut cloud - I love it!
I am all for that extra whipped cream folded in too - you can never have too much of a good thing.. ;-)

Tricia said...

Oh, this pudding looks so yummy! I love coconut too, and it sounds delicious to make it with coconut milk. Your friend is one lucky girl! Happy belated Pink Sat.

Blessings,
Tricia

Jessica said...

The pudding looks so yummy! I'll bet your friend really appreciated this simple, but elegant treat!

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