Coconut Sweet

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Butter a large platter. Empty the mixture onto it. Sprinkle with the almonds, then cool.
  3. Serve either warm or cold.