Chocolate Coconut Pie


If there's one trait about me I am not proud of that would be my hot-temperedness. Oh for heaven sake it's a curse that runs in our blood a sort of a family heirloom. So as much as I can control this and to avoid further “collateral damages” my military attack could do I normally shut up my mouth and turn my back. Unfortunately yesterday wasn't just an ordinary day that I triumphed in holding back my anger.

Well you see, I got an invitation for a half-day Management seminar 2 weeks ago from my professional counselor. It has been several times I refuse to attend because of my busy schedule but I finally decided to do it, after all it will be for my own good. So I took the time out to fix everything at home, find someone to take care of Mayumi, put some appointment in the afternoon so that I could maximize also my time. When I arrived at the hall and told them I was there for this seminar, I was advised that I wasn't on the list. But the weird thing I wasn't the only one. There were eighteen unfortunate souls like me. The three secretaries were all panicking already on how could that happen that there was this much people invited to a seminar that doesn't even exist. Well, there was a scheduled management seminar that morning but it was for "Building Constructors". (Oh yes you heard that right, building constructors!) Everyone else was calm (I guess they were all too sleepy to react) well except for me I had my dose of hot chocolate that morning. I was fuming with madness and was busy bombarding with questions the terrorized secretaries that couldn't give me a decent explanation on what really took place. They were the organizers; they send the invitation to each one of us how come they don't know what happened? Of all the things I really hate that would be people's incompetence. But my path unfortunately always crosses with them.

So to pacify the angry me and definitely not to waste the time of other people who were there, they proposed that we attended this seminar instead. They negotiated with the speaker to tackle the subject on a much wider perspective to accommodate our needs. Especially when it comes to French government policies one single rule applies to all. My only regret, she didn’t talk much about her original topic for I could have learned a new stuff that can be useful for my house renovations.

Anyways, the only good thing that I could pull off from yesterday my meet up with another blogger, a Pinay who got a scholarship from Erasmus Mundus, who’s staying here in France for four months then off she goes to Finland and Netherlands (isn't that cool?). We had a succulent lunch in my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Yay! Sorry for ranting, its my first anyways.

I'll be sending slices of this pie to Zorra our lovely host for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging, the event created by Kalyn. I'ts been a long time I haven't had my Friday Dose of Chocolate :-)


Chocolate Coconut Pie
For one big pie

Recipe for pie crust (pate brisée) here :

200 g of dark chocolate
20 cl of heavy cream (about half a small glass)
3 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
1 cup of fresh coconut

In bain marie melt the chocolate and butter. Out of fire, fold in the heavy cream and egg. Mix them well. Pour them over your shell pie. Arrange nicely your sliced coconut. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180° celsius.

My other pie recipes:

Pinacolada Pie
Fig Coconut Custard Tart
Lemon Meringue Pie


35 comments:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Chocolate and coconut allways makes me think of the candy bar bounty. Love it! So simple but must be delicious, so cool you've used fresh coconut! I bet it made you feel better after the seminar issue.

Peter M said...

This reminds me of a Bounty Bar...chocolate and coconut...Ummm!

hot garlic said...

Oh how frustrating! You have every right to have your red hot temper flare up over that one! What luck, to never have the time to go and the one time you finally concede to have this happen!? Glad they tried to do their best to rectify it.

This pie sounds delicious, I'm dying to know the recipe for the pastry though! It looks so good -so don't tell me it's store-bought!

Happy cook said...

I would ave been also really mad, if something like that happened, even if i didn't had the doze of chocolate.
Ofcourse iunless some one offered me this delicios pie.
I would love to have more than one piece

Alexa said...

It sounds like you turned it into something positive and with a great lunch on top of that... I am glad.
This chocolate coconut pie looks decadent and simply divine.

Adam said...

I thought for a second you were going to say you aren't proud of your HOTness... I was like what, no way, dude... be loud and proud :)

Anyways, I dont think you were out of control. You rearranged your whole day, and it was their screw up. Maybe they were just the messangers, but hey you got a free seminar out of it :)

Oh, and nice looking pie. Give a seminar on being a chocolate BA

noobcook said...

You make the most amazing bakes. The pie looks so lovely =D I think you are not wrong to speak up :)

Maria said...

It is Friday and I need chocolate! Your pie looks heavenly!!

Lore said...

Sorry to hear about the whole seminar mess....Did you make this pie afterwards? Because it doesn't show any sign of a steamy temper it looks so zen :)

Deborah said...

Sorry to hear about the seminar - hopefully everything worked out well in the end. This pie looks amazing- I'm a fan of all things coconut!

Makis said...

Yeah, that's really terrible of them for wasting your time but can't say they didn't try to make up for it :) Musta na ati? I'm so way lagging with my packing. Hope you're doing better than me on that one!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hey, it's your blog, rant away! :)

BTW, this pie looks divine, I want a slice!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Incompetence. Either I'm getting older or it's becoming the norm rather than the exception. (Or, people just have no pride in their work!)

Suzana said...

Oh my god! Can I have a little piece? pretty please? ;)

Jan said...

No wonder you needed a chocolate fix after a day like that, I'm sure I would have been steaming too. Your pie looks sensational.

Kate / Kajal said...

... yup i need my choc fix too, n i'm just starin at the screen n wondering that i have to settle for a kitkat after seeing this gorgeous pie ..not fair !

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

that looks totally delish

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Argh, incompetent people! Incompetent people get my goat. But what's worse is incompetent, feeling-entitled people, which, it seems, wasn't the case here. How's that for a silver lining, eh? ;)

At least there's always chocolate.

Manggy said...

I actually don't like going off on people (even if I do in my head), but you are totally justified in your anger. People's time cannot be refunded so easily.
I can't believe it's been this long that you've gone on without your weekly dose of choc! You must have been feeling very anemic already, ha ha ha! :) Well, the wait was worth it-- that looks delicious!

Jeena said...

Great chocolate treat yummy!

Bridgett said...

oh my, this looks like perfection on a plate. At least your day ended up well with a friend and of course this delectable dose of chocolate!

mikky said...

you have every right... imagine, all the things you had to prepare and do to attend the seminar to find out you're name's not included... tsk..tsk.. anyway, that's a great looking pie... :)

Ivy said...

Oh, I would be furious if I had to waste all my time like that. Chocolate and coconut together, I love them. Sorry I missed a lot of your posts but just realized you don't show up in my google reader.

Lori Lynn said...

Chocolate and coconut YAY!
My favorite candy bar growing up was Mounds.

Your crust looks mighty nice too!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

It just doesn't get much better than chocolate and coconut. This looks lovely.

Beachlover said...

what an exotic combination!!coconut and choc pie!

zorra said...

I would like to have a piece or two of this pie right now!

Maya said...

It is good to rant - get it out of your system ;) Lovely tart!

haze said...

Lovely presentation !

Lina said...

that pie looks gorgeous! Anyone will forgive you for your hot-temperedness if you give them a slice of this! hehe

Dawn said...

Love that crust; nice and crisy.
I would have been mad too, after all that planning just to make time for it. Time is precious for me too these days.

Gloria (Canela) said...

Dhanggit this is yummy,yummy xxxxxGloria

caryn said...

mmmm! i'm a sucker for anything chocolate!

btw, since you asked, i'm based in tokyo ;-) have a great week!

Kalyn said...

I think some of this can make you forget about having a bad day! Sounds tasty.

Jude said...

Chocolate and coconuts is always a great combination.. I usually have it as macaroons but sounds better with a pie methinks