1/13/2009

Happy Birthday Dear Gina

Happy birthday Dear Gina
Happy Birthday To YouUuU...

Today is my sister’s birthday and I made a dessert for her because she did not want a birthday cake, so I decided to make a dessert instead. It is not a cake but a birthday something…I mean it is an excuse to sing the happy birthday to youuuuuu. Err… I do not feel guilty because technically it is not a cake, right?

Chocolate and Coconut Dessert.





Chocolate pudding
2 cans sweetened condensed milk.
350 gr unsweetened dark chocolate
1 cup evaporated milk 4 tablespoon corn starch
1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

1- Place the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk in heavy bottomed saucepan, over low heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning the chocolate.
2- Mix the corn starch and the evaporated milk and add this mixture to the melted chocolate, keep stirring until the mixture is thick. Turn off the heat and let the pudding rest until it is warm.

Coconut layer.

4 eggs.
2 plus 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut (unsweetened))
2/4 cup warm milk.
5 tablespoons sugar.
½ tablespoon coconut extract.

1- Mix all the ingredients, place in a container and cover with plastic or cling film. Place in the refrigerator and let rest overnight.
2- Draw a circle on waxed paper and cover with a thin layer of the coconut mix, bake 180ªC until it is just set (it should not get brown)
3- Form small balls with the rest of the mixture and bake as you did with the coconut layers
You will also need Maria cookies and milk.

Directions
1- Cover the bottom and sides of a spring form pan with waxed paper .
2- Spread a layer of the warm chocolate pudding.
3- Then cover the pudding with a layer of cookies that you have place in the milk for just a few seconds.
4- Spread a layer of chocolate pudding, and place one layer of coconut.
5- Spread again chocolate pudding, and then cookies, chocolate pudding coconut layer more pudding and finish with a layer of cookies, cover with waxed paper and let rest in the freezer for one hour.
6- You can carefully unmold and decorated like a cake or just serve form the pan

4 comments:

Audax Artifex said...

What a great job you have done on the 'cake' er dessert - it remains of Eton's Mess - a large jumble of yummy things lumped together. You have make a lovely cake shape. Great job. OXOXO Audax in Australia very hot here about 42C!!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Lovely cake! You have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Gina! This looks Wonderful!hughugs

Faery said...

Audax- yes it was delicious and sweet too, the weather here is very hot too.
Jerry- Thank you so much I am honored.
Donna- Thank you so much I'll tell my sister :)