Recipe by Sara 76
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."
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄2 cup coconut, toasted
- 3 egg whites
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine cornstarch, 4 TB sugar, and salt; stir in milk gradually.
- Cook over hot water until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
- Beat egg yolks; stir in hot milk mixture slowly.
- Cook over hot water until mixture coats spoon, stirring constantly.
- Add vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into shallow baking dish; sprinkle with coconut.
- Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; add remaining sugar gradually, beating constantly.
- Drop by spoonfuls on custard.
- Bake at 160C for 15 minutes, until browned.