Friday, February 08, 2008

Coconut Custard Squares

I've seen enough snow this winter. We just got through another huge snowfall and the snowbanks are as tall as me. I like winter because I know Spring is around the corner but I don't like shoveling rock hard ice off the driveway. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, I suggest baking with tropical ingredients to make it seem warmer than it really is.

I've wanted to make these Coconut Custard Squares for a while and finally bought a new 9-inch pan for the occasion. The bar is a layering of sweet pastry crust, coconut filling and cashews for the topping. No special skills are involved for the crust. You just pat it into the pan. The filling is also quite easy to whip up. Just remember to pour it evenly otherwise you'll have some squares that are more custardy than others. The cashews add a nice touch but do not necessarily add any crunch.

The squares are quite nice and the custard is very subtle in it coconutness. It is surely creamy and pleasing to eat. The crust is not overwhelmingly sweet and the bars cut very cleanly. They taste much better the next day after they have been thoroughly chilled.

Recipe: Coconut Custard Squares

13 comments:

breadchick said...

Yup, nothing like a bit of tropical food to make you think it is warm and 80 degrees outside! These look super delicious and pretty against the sparkling snow.

Brilynn said...

I've had enough of the snow too, I miss the sun!
These bars would be super right about now!

Quellia said...

I feel for you Jen. We were getting hit too this week, though not as badly as you guys did in TO!
Looks good, wish I could convince my children to eat that one!

glamah16 said...

Were in the same mindset. I'm whipping up a coconut papaya thingny to post about this weekend.At least it will be tropical in our tastebuds!

JEP said...

Coconut & cashews, what a great combination---I bet they do indeed taste better the next day!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

oooh, oooh - yes, please! I like the idea of these - just a bit out of the ordinary, but still with lots of my favourite ingredients... They look great, too!

Nicole said...

yum these look delish!

Lai-May - Aspiring Home-Chef said...

I've tried those this weekend! They were delicious! I just wished I cut them up better, the coconut in the custard wouldn't slice nicely and it squished a bit. I also put in a full egg instead of just the yolk in the sweet crust *blush*. It came out fine tho!

Deborah said...

I could do with a bit of the tropics!! These sound wonderful!

jennifer said...

these look crazy delicious. my favorite pie is coconut cream pie so i definitely have to try these!

jennifer
www.oyecookie.com

Miss Michelle said...

These look sooo delicious. Coconut is my favorite. Do you think fresh coconut would be good? I got a coconut and I want break it! LOL

Randi said...

I sure hope you've had as much sun as we have these past few days. Its been glorius. That being said, I love coconut so these are going on my list".

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I love coconut and I love custard so I am definitely making these. They look delicious.