Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday Evening Supper on the Lawn

Just a few snapshots from last night's supper with friends out in our backyard.  In case you are wondering, we served the following:

Coconut Cream Trifle
Fresh zucchini and cucumber pasta salad
Rustic basil and walnut pesto with warm, homemade baguettes
Zucchini bread

Coconut Cream

1/4 c sugar
8 tsp cornstarch
2 c coconut milk ( the rich stuff in the can)
1 tsp vanilla (or the seeds of one vanilla bean)

Mix together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in coconut milk and heat over medium heat, whisking often until thickened. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and set aside for 5 minutes.  Pour into a glass bowl and press plastic wrap or parchment paper on top to prevent skin from forming. Chill before serving.

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Beanilla.


Anonymous said...

Somehow my invitation got lost in the mail. Please send samples! Grammie

I'm putting in an early reservation for your first cookbook. David H.

Caitlin said...

Incredible colors!

Katalin said...

oooh your making me Hungry!

Nathalie said...

What are those white layers used in the trifle?? Looks delicious!

Christy Joy said...

The coconut cream layer was made of thickened coconut milk. I've posted the recipe at the bottom of the post :)

Elissa said...

I showed mum your post about being on Tasteologie and then we went and pored over this here post. She loved it. You're so talented, Christy!! I love it!

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