Coconut Cream Pie Puffs

Joyce Boettcher

By
@jellen10

Have not yet tried this but sounds delicious. Video at: buzzfeed.com/...ut-cream#.wpKRWv3Eb8


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CREAM FILLING

5
egg yolks
2 c
half & half
1 c
coconut milk
3/4 c
sugar
1/3 c
corn starch
1 c
sweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp
vanilla extract

FOR THE PUFF

1/2 c
unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 c
coconut milk
1/2 c
water
1 pinch
salt
1 c
all purpose flour
4
eggs (+1 for egg wash)

Directions Step-By-Step

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FOR THE CREAM FILLING
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To a medium saucepan whisk together egg yolks, half and half, and coconut milk over medium/low heat. Once combined, add in sugar and corn starch, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and mix in the shredded coconut and vanilla extract. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least two hours.
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FOR THE PUFF
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Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C)
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To a medium saucepan add the butter, coconut milk, water, and salt over medium heat. Allow all the butter to melt and bring the mixture to a boil. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and add in the flour. Using a wooden spoon, mix thoroughly to incorporate the flour. Continue stirring until the dough starts to pull away from the sides and a thin film forms on the bottom of the pan (about three minutes). Remove the mixture from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Let the dough cool slightly. Add in the eggs, one at a time, being sure to fully incorporate each egg before adding the next.
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Once the dough comes together, transfer it to a piping bag and pipe onto a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet into 1½-inch mounds.
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Smooth out any peaks/ridges cause by piping with a wet fingertip (this will ensure your puffs cook evenly and maintain a nice ball shape). Then brush the dough with egg wash and place in preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 425˚F. Then, without opening the oven, reduce heat to 350˚ (175˚C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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Remove puffs from oven. Using the tip of a knife, cut a small “x” into the bottom of each puff and transfer (“x” side up) to a cooling rack.
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Just before serving (or up to two hours in advance), pipe the cream filling into the cooled puffs. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #puffs