We decided it would be a nice change from birthday cake on top of all the Christmas sweets we indulged in.
It was especially nice with fresh blueberries and strawberries on top. But how good was it really? I couldn't get a picture fast enough... :)
1/3 c. tapioca, small pearls
2-1/2 c. milk (dairy or coconut)
1 egg yolk
1/4 c. honey (less than most recipes call for, but plenty sweet enough)
1/4 tsp. sea salt, heaping
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Let tapioca sit in milk x 30 mins. Then whisk in egg yolk, honey, and salt. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring gently. Reduce heat until barely bubbling, and stir for another 15 mins until thickened. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Pour into bowl(s), cool 2-3 hrs or overnight.
Toast coconut flakes @350° x 5 mins in glass pan. (Watch it closely or be ready for a burnt offering!)
Serve with fresh fruit and top with coconut.