Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama. Normally I just link the recipe and the blog and try out the recipe but something on her blog caught my eye and I ended up reading the "About" section. I'm glad I did because it gives such a clear picture of a nice, loving family who extend that love to their adopted children, their birth children and each other. Take a look when you have the chance; it's well worth reading.
By now, when you see that I've made something on a weeknight, it's usually because I need to use up some ingredient before it expires and it's not going to make it to the weekend. I think more than half my recipes are tested just for that reason. In this case, of course, it was milk. This recipe uses 2 cups of milk so it was perfect. Plus I like anything coconut and this reminded me of my mom's bibingka recipe, in that it seemed like a coconut custard. This turned out to be not quite a custard, not quite a bar. It wasn't as firm as bibingka but not as soft as a custard. The Bisquick part of the batter (no matter how you mix it in) sinks to the bottom during baking and forms a thin crust. The coconut stays on top. It was pretty good....but then again, did I mention how much I love coconut? I think I prefer the bibingka recipe though for something with a firmer texture but this was a great recipe for something quick and super easy that takes care of my coconut fix.
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat on low speed for 30 seconds until combined.
- Pour mixture into greased 9" x 9" baking dish.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Let cool then slice into bars.