So delicious and very popular here in Hawai’i. Perfect as a topping or as a filling. Usually accompanied by a whipped cream frosting and a made for a white cake.
Hawaiian Haupia Coconut Filling
2 C Coconut milk
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/2 C Water
1 tsp Vanilla
In a sauce pan, heat coconut milk (do not boil). Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch with water; stir into hot coconut milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (cook over low heat to avoid curdling). Stir in vanilla and cool.
NOTE: It is best to chill the haupia until it is somewhat thick, but still spreadable; otherwise it kind of goops up when you try to spread it on the layers.