Aunt Pittypat's Coconut Pudding

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

This recipe comes from the "Gone With The Wind Cook Book - Famous Southern Cooking Recipes". There is a note in the foreward which I love: "Gone With The Wind told of a style of living. as well as a romantic drama, A way of living, playing, and eating that thrilled us all."

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  1. Combine cornstarch, 4 TB sugar, and salt; stir in milk gradually.
  2. Cook over hot water until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  3. Beat egg yolks; stir in hot milk mixture slowly.
  4. Cook over hot water until mixture coats spoon, stirring constantly.
  5. Cool.
  6. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into shallow baking dish; sprinkle with coconut.
  7. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; add remaining sugar gradually, beating constantly.
  8. Drop by spoonfuls on custard.
  9. Bake at 160C for 15 minutes, until browned.
  10. Cool.