Ingredients for shortcrust pastry:
- 150 g (6 oz) plain flour
- 1 ml spoon (1/4 teasp.) salt
- 75 g (3 oz) fat (1/2 vegetable shortening and 1/2 margarine)
- cold water to bind
Ingredients for filling:
- 2 large eggs
- 50 g (2 oz) sugar
- 250 ml (1/2 pt) milk
- 75 g (3 oz) peeled and grated coconut
|Make shorcrust pastry (see Mammy-apple Pie, p.99). Roll out to line a 20.5 cm (8 in) flan or pie dish. Keep cool.Beat eggs and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add milk and grated coconut and stir well.
Pour mixture into pastry case. Bake at 230Â°C (450Â°F), Gas Mark 8, for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 180Â°C (350Â°F), Gas Mark 4, and bake for another 25-30 minutes, or until custard is set and pastry is golden brown.
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