While we lived in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) in my teens – one of my mothers customers (who also became a friend) invited us around to enjoy a meal with him, his wife and their kitty cat (whom they had named *Kill-Mouse-Kie*)
His name was Raymond and her name was Tiny… and a very fitting name for her… as she was a dinky little lady with long grey hair in a plait… (and as dinky as she was – he was tall!)
Nothing stopped this little package of dynamite from getting stuck into the kitchen, the garden and everywhere else, in order to get things done.
Anyway – for the aforementioned lunch – Tiny whipped up her *Impossible Pie*…. essentially throwing all the ingredients into a mixing bowl – giving it a good mix – pouring into baking dish – baking… and guess what…
The cake separates while baking!!! Into THREE distinct layers… a type of crust on the bottom, a custard in the middle and a crispy coconut topping!
How flipping cool is that????
This is a recipe that I would definitely make again – it provides a quick, easy and tasty dessert or afternoon tea treat… and consider it my tribute to PE and my wonderful High School experience there!
Tiny’s Impossible Pie
1/4 cup of butter/margarine
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
1 cup of Desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well
- Pour into a greased (10 inch) pie dish
- Bake at 180C for 1hr