Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Coconut Pastries!

These are one of my favorite childhood desserts. We got the recipe from Dona Idalina....a friend of ours, she actually made these to sell.

I haven't made them in years, but got a craving for coconut and just had to have them today. Just wait until you see how easy they are to make and just how delicious they are.

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Coconut Pastries

1 package Puff Pastry
3 eggs
1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of coconut
sprinkle of vanilla essence
Powdered sugar for garnish

Unroll the sheets of puff pastry and cut each one into 9 squares.

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Place on a cookie sheet bake in a 400ยบ oven until done. Remove from oven and cool down completely.

In the meantime, in a pan, add the eggs, milk, sugar, coconut and a drop or two of vanilla essence.

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Cook over medium heat until it thickens, remove from heat and allow to cool down.

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Open each pastry square and add a tablespoon of the filling or a little more. Sometimes I overdo it just because I love it so much LOL

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Cover back up and sprinkle with powdered sugar. YUM!

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16 comments:

  1. Oh these look wonderful!!!!! :)
    And your blog is lovely as well! I will stop by more often.

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  2. ok these do look very easy to make - something I can handle LOL and so yummy!!

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  3. ooooo my.... woo wee! Ok, yet another recipe I am printing out... wow!!

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  4. I made your Chicken Supreme in the Crockpot. WONDERFUL is all I can say! My family thanks you too!

    -Sandy Toes

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  5. This is dessert tomorrow night! Thank you!

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  6. Okay...not only do they look good, they look easy! I like it! ;o)

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  7. I'm making these for the houseful of sick kids and spouses today. Is vanilla essence the same as plain ol' vanilla? If not, think I can substitute? (BTW, love all your recipes.)

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  8. Hey ! Long time no see !!

    I am making my menu and stopped by to see what yummy things you've been making that I might like to try ! I am soooooo making these TODAY !!!

    Thanks.

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  9. Oooh, what a wonderful blog. I will definitely be stopping by again. Can't wait to try this recipe. It looks yummy, yummy.

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  10. I am hoping you'll get this asap -
    I went to the store to buy puff pastry - and was instructed to get phyllo dough - UGH - doesn't seem like what I need and in the oven it only browned.
    Can I use crescent roll dough?

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  11. I made these yesterday and oh my goodness THEY ARE SOOOOO GOOD and so easy too !! They were a huge hit and will for sure be made time and time again !! Thanks for sharing Sandra !!

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  12. I am not very bright coming on here to browse getting so close to dinner time!!! Everything is making me drool! I used to eat something like this as a child only instead of coconut it was a cream cheesey flavor...have no clue what they are called. These look so good I will have to give them a whirl along with a bunch of other stuff real soon. =)

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  13. I am not very bright coming on here to browse getting so close to dinner time!!! Everything is making me drool! I used to eat something like this as a child only instead of coconut it was a cream cheesey flavor...have no clue what they are called. These look so good I will have to give them a whirl along with a bunch of other stuff real soon. =)

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  14. I will definiatly try this and the pictures are wonderful!! I hated coconut as a child but love it now! Thanks, I will be back to this blog a lot.

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  15. I would give my right arm for one of these right now!

    Is vanilla essence the same as vanilla extract?

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  16. I made these today. They are soooo good. Too dangerous for me to have at home. I wanted to eat the entire thing. I'll have to make this for my next dinner party. Everyone will love it! Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe!

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