I did a lot of googling to find out what the end result would look like...which it turns out, is very similar to a pudding. I was so curious to see how this recipe would pan out, that I didn't veer too far from the original directions. So yesterday, I studied the ingredients, got my workout clothes on and went out for a long walk to decide how I would alter the recipe. And after a lot of deliberating, I decided it needed to have coconut, vanilla and cinnamon. Malibu! That could replace all of the wine, sherry and brandy with one fell swoop...and it would be nice and tropical. I wanted something warming, so cinnamon and vanilla popped into my mind. And then I could serve it as a warm dessert drink like egg nog. So I packed up my ingredients and headed over to T's house to try it out on her family and M.
The original recipe says that whipping the ingredients together in a double boiler should result in multiplying the pudding's volume by 4. But after about 10 minutes of whisking, then using the hand mixer, I handed it over to M. She did the same whisking and mixing. No multiplying happened. So I added 4 Tbsp half and half, with the thought that it would be more like a whipped cream. But this really didn't add volume, but did make it quite tasty. So after 20 minutes, I determined it would be a warm liquid mini dessert shot. So T pulled out the mini wine glasses and we poured the liquid in, topped it with cinnamon and toasted coconut.
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Coconut Pudding Shooters
Yields 4-6 servings
Adapted from The Second Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes From Famous Eating Places
This warm drink is a great ending to a nice warm winter meal. Feel free to swap out the alcohol with a different variety like spiced rum, whiskey or wine. The egg yolks and sugar are basically a vehicle for any flavor you may be craving.
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
3 1/2 oz Malibu coconut rum
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp half and half
Shredded coconut (for garnish)
Preheat oven on broil. On a parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle enough shredded coconut to garnish the dessert. Broil for just a few minutes until the coconut is toasted. Remove and set aside.
Combine the egg yolks, sugar, rum, vanilla, half and half and a sprinkle of cinnamon in the bowl of a double boiler. Heat the double boiler until the water is a light boil. Whip continuously until the mixture becomes frothy. Remove and pour into small shot glasses or miniature wine glasses. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut and a dusting of cinnamon. Serve as a warm dessert drink, or refrigerate and serve as a small dessert pudding.