Monday, May 18, 2009
Here is a quick and easy recipe for Haupia; a coconut desert that has the consistency of Jello and is really popular at local parties and luau (because it's so `ono/ delicious!).
2 cans of coconut milk
8 tbsp of cornstarch
10 tbsp of sugar (white, granulated)
1 1/2 cups of water
Makes: 8x8 pan or about 16 really thick pieces or 9 really huge pieces
Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl. Stir in the water, a bit at a time. Stir in the coconut milk. Add contents of bowl to a heavy pot on the stove on Med-Hi heat (leaning more towards high heat), stirring constantly. Keep on stirring until mixture is very thick (approximately 10 minutes) and has a thick pudding-like/ thick syrup texture. Pour hot mixture into baking pan; cover and chill overnight. To serve, cut using a butter knife and use a fork or spatula to scoop it out. Yay!