Having just been to the dentist, I can’t eat much solid food right now. Everyone in my house has been calling me gaga (aka grandma in Sherpa). I couldn’t even eat the spicy chicken gizzards my sister made today. So, I made Haupia for myself. Haupia is a Hawaiian coconut milk based dessert. It takes 5 minutes to make and tastes amazing. Now that I am eating Haupia with much joy, my husband has been teasing me saying that I am trying to accelerate the process of getting rid of my remaining teeth. While it might be the case, I am willing to sacrifice one or two teeth for Haupia. It is that good!
1 can of coconut milk
1 cup of dry coconut powder (optional)
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cornstarch ( you could use 1/2 cup as well)
1. In a large saucepan, heat coconut milk in medium heat. 2. In a separate bowl, add milk, cornstarch, dried coconut, sugar and mix it well. 3. Add the mixture of milk and cornstarch to the coconut milk. Keep stirring while cooking. 4. Cook until you get the consistency of yogurt. 5. Pour the mixture in a rectangular dish. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours. 6. Cut into square pieces and enjoy!