Coconut custard


Crack the shell of a fresh coconut and remove the meat from the hard outer shell. Chop the coconut meat fine with a knife or in a food processor. Steep it in 2 cups warmed milk for at least an hour, or until the milk takes on the coconut’s flavor. Then strain the milk, discarding the coconut, and use in the recipe above. Some of the milk may be absorbed by the coconut, so correct the quantity before beginning the recipe.