About this recipe:A custard pie that's best served chilled.
80g tapioca pearls
3 eggs, separated
30g desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Method Prep:3min › Cook:30min › Ready in:33min
Soak tapioca 2-3 hours in water. Drain and boil in the milk until soft.
Beat the sugar and egg yolks together and add to the tapioca after it has cooled a little. Add coconut and mix well. Simmer again but do not boil. Pour into a pie dish, whip the egg whites with vanilla extract until stiff adn spread on the custard. Bake in a slow oven until golden brown, sprinkling coconut on top when half cooked. Serve chilled.
Recipe as it stands does not work and needs many tweaks... 1/ use tapioca flour not pears, or use a different thickening agent in addition (I used half a cup of plain flour). 2/ Reserve 50% of the sugar for the merangue.. otherwise the custard is very sweet, and the merangue is not! 3/ Oven temp about 165 celsius works... - 27 Jun 2010
I would like to make this but the instructions are a little vague. What temp for the oven and how long do i bake for, also how long do i need to simmer it for. I guess i could work it out with thought but i wouldnt want to get it wrong and spoil good food. - 03 Mar 2010