An incredible bread pudding made with freshcoconut and creamy coconut milk and topped with a fluffy goldenmeringue.
Recipe: Fresh Coconut Pudding
4 large eggs yolks
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons rum (or 1 teaspoon rum extract)
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut milk*
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups grated fresh coconut
2 cups fresh bread crumbs4 large egg whites1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
* This is not the thin liquid found insidea fresh coconut. Coconut milk is made by combining equal partswater and shredded fresh or desiccated coconut meat and simmeringuntil foamy. The mixture is then strained through cheesecloth,squeezing as much of the liquid as possible from the coconutmeat. But don’t fret, canned coconut milk is readily availableat most supermarkets.
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