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Thursday, October 22, 2009

dessert #1

Graham Cracker Pudding

16 whole graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
4 tsp flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
2 cups milk 3 eggs seperated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut

1. Crush graham crackers. Combine with 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Mix to form fine crumbs. Mix to form fine crumbs. Press 3/4 of crumb mixture into bottom and sides of baking dish. Reserve remaining crumbs.

2. Combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar in top of double boiler. Add milk. Heat to boiling. Beat egg yolks and combine with 1/2 cup hot milk mixture. Pour this into remaining hot milk mixture and heat to boiling again. Boil 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla and coconut. Pour into cracker line dish.

3. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add remaining 3 tsps sugar. Pile beaten egg whites on top of pudding. Sprinkle with reserve cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes until meringue is browned. cool before serving.

makes about 9 servings.

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