Jump to content


Welcome to the eG Forums!

These forums are a service of the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancement of the culinary arts. Anyone can read the forums, however if you would like to participate in active discussions please join the Society.

Photo

Coconut mousse pie?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 jrshaul

jrshaul
  • participating member
  • 485 posts

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:56 AM

Some time ago, a friend of a friend introduced me to the coconut mousse pie. The effect of combining the frequently pudding-like custard with the meringue was about the same as first experiencing mayonnaise before it had de-emulsified into vinegar and oil.

I was too intoxicated at the time to get the recipe, and having found coconut at the dollar store (where I now buy 90% of my non-food household goods), I'd like to try it myself. Sadly, I've yet to find one featuring the wonderful italian meringue base of the original, though an awful lot do substitute cool whip.

Any suggestions?

Edited by jrshaul, 10 November 2012 - 01:57 AM.


#2 jrshaul

jrshaul
  • participating member
  • 485 posts

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Was this all a drunken hallucination? If so, can anyone suggest how to go about making it a reality?

#3 AnnieWilliams

AnnieWilliams
  • participating member
  • 77 posts
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

Do you think it could have been a chiboust? Maybe it was coconut pastry cream with meringue mixed in. Here are a couple of links:

http://www.joepastry...aking-chiboust/

http://pastrychefonl...chiboust-cream/

This chocolate dessert looks pretty mousse-y.

http://www.chefeddy....creme-chiboust/

It sounds like it left quite an impression! Let us know how your experiments turn out!

#4 Emily_R

Emily_R
  • participating member
  • 881 posts

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

I don't have a recipe, but it seems like you could try making a coconut pudding with a recipe like this one:

http://gohawaii.abou...es/r/haupia.htm

and then just folding in whipped egg whites?

Was there flaked coconut in this pie?

#5 Kerry Beal

Kerry Beal
  • participating member
  • 9,614 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

I'm with Emily - make the best coconut pudding you can then lighten with an italian meringue.

#6 jrshaul

jrshaul
  • participating member
  • 485 posts

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

The chiboust looks intriguing, but it's not the same thing at all. I'll be making one anyway, of course.

It sounds like it left quite an impression! Let us know how your experiments turn out!


I'm starting to suspect that the whole thing is a trick played on me by my poor memory and even worse alcohol tolerance. If this is the case, I'll have to figure it out as I go along. I wonder how many desserts were invented this way?