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Coconut Lemon Fillng

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2  cups  Water
1/2  cup  Lemon juice
3/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  cup  Sugar
1  cup  Water
1  cup  Flour, or 10 tablespoons
4    Egg yolks
1/2  cup  Sugar
1  tablespoon  Lemon rind, grated
1  tablespoon  Butter
8  ounces  Coconut, shredded

<1> x Cornstarch Combine 2 cups water, lemon juice, salt, and 1 cup sugar in top of double boiler and bring to a boil over direct heat. Place over boiling water. Add 1 cup water gradually to flour, mixing to a smooth paste. Add gradually to hot mixture and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar; add slowly to lemon mixture, cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add lemon rind and butter. Cool 10 minutes. Makes 4-2/3 cups filling, or enough to spread between layers and on top and sides of three 9-inch layers. Sprinkle coconut generously on sides of cake. Decorate top of cake with a 1-inch border of coconut.

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