Recipe for Coconut Sweet


    Coconut Sweet

    1 (7 ounce) can coconut
    2 cups milk, divided
    1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
    1 stick cinnamon
    3 egg yolks
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/4 cup sliced unblanched almonds

    Place 1 cup of the milk, the sugar and cinnamon over moderate heat in a large pan. When it begins to boil, add coconut; stir until coconut looks transparent. Add the yolks beaten with the remaining milk, and stir constantly until a wide swath appears on the bottom of the pan every time you move the spoon through the mixture. Butter a large platter. Empty the mixture onto it. Sprinkle with the almonds, then cool.

    Serve either warm or cold.