light golden brown

Everyone says they want someone with bright blue eyes;
or green, maybe Hazel;
you’d never think brown eyes would be what you would fall in love with.
The sparkling golden brown that catches their eyes in the sun,
deep brown around the edges,
lightening into the middle.
The different shades when they’re loving, angry, and tired;
The gold coming out when love is surrounding them;
the darkness that devours the once light brown when their irritated,
and the light foggy brown when they’re too tired to keep their eyes open.
You’d think brown eyes were just brown eyes,
until you fall in love with someone with brown eyes.
colours i associate with sun/moon combos

(*note: this is mostly from auras i associate the sun/moon combos with and an “if i were to make a colour a aesthetic” point of view)

ARIES

aries sun, aries moon: blood red, glow red, sunset orange

aries sun, taurus moon: red, golden yellow, white

aries sun, gemini moon: pastel pink, glow pink

aries sun, cancer moon: bright red, black, shiny gold

aries sun, leo moon: golden yellow, sunset orange, orange-yellow

aries sun, virgo moon: red-brown, earthly brown, pastel red

aries sun, libra moon: pastel pink, pastel orange, pink

aries sun, scorpio moon: black, glow red, blood red

aries sun, sagittarius moon: crimson red, gold, pastel red

aries sun, capricorn moon: earthly brown, beige-brown

aries sun, aquarius moon: pastel pink, red-pink

aries sun, pisces moon: pastel pink, baby pink, white

TAURUS

taurus sun, aries moon: earthly brown, golden yellow, white

taurus sun, taurus moon: beige, caramel, dark brown

taurus sun, gemini moon: caramel, white, gold

taurus sun, cancer moon: golden brown, white, green

taurus sun, leo moon: yellow, golden yellow, yellow-orange

taurus sun, virgo moon: caramel, beige, light green

taurus sun, libra moon: pastel pink, caramel, white

taurus sun, scorpio moon: dark brown, light green, dark green

taurus sun, sagittarius moon: golden yellow, gold, beige

taurus sun, capricorn moon: dark green, dark brown, brown-green

taurus sun, aquarius moon: light caramel, white, beige

taurus sun, pisces moon: very light green, fresh green, light brown

GEMINI

gemini sun, aries moon: pastel pink, baby pink, baby blue

gemini sun, taurus moon: white, light pink, light brown

gemini sun, gemini moon: blue, turquoise, baby blue

gemini sun, cancer moon: white, very pale blue, pale blue-green

gemini sun, leo moon: pastel yellow, pale pink

gemini sun, virgo moon: very pale green, white, pale blue-green

gemini sun, libra moon: baby pink, pastel pink, peach

gemini sun, scorpio moon: black, glow blue, light blue

gemini sun, sagittarius moon: light blue, baby blue, pastel lavender

gemini sun, capricorn moon: very pale yellow, white, pale caramel

gemini sun, aquarius moon: blue, white, baby blue

gemini sun, pisces moon: light blue, baby blue, pastel blue

CANCER

cancer sun, aries moon: bright red, white, gold

cancer sun, taurus moon: gold, light blue, white

cancer sun, gemini moon: very pale blue, baby blue, glow blue

cancer sun, cancer moon: turquoise, white, silver

cancer sun, leo moon: golden yellow, gold, white

cancer sun, virgo moon: gold, white, white-grey

cancer sun, libra moon: very light greyish blue, pastel blue

cancer sun, scorpio moon: black, light blue, glow blue

cancer sun, sagittarius moon: golden yellow, white, blue

cancer sun, capricorn moon: white, light caramel, pale brown

cancer sun, aquarius moon: baby blue, pastel pink, pastel blue

cancer sun, pisces moon: white, silver, baby blue

LEO

leo sun, aries moon: bright red, bright orange, yellow

leo sun, taurus moon: orange-red, sunset orange, sunset red

leo sun, gemini moon: pastel yellow, golden yellow

leo sun, cancer moon: white, golden yellow, peach

leo sun, leo moon: gold, golden yellow, yellow-orange

leo sun, virgo moon: light brown, caramel

leo sun, libra moon: gold, white, caramel

leo sun, scorpio moon: gold, black, white

leo sun, sagittarius moon: golden yellow, bright yellow, peach

leo sun, capricorn moon: bright yellow, caramel, brown

leo sun, aquarius moon: white, caramel, gold

leo sun, pisces moon: white, gold, pastel yellow

VIRGO

virgo sun, aries moon: brown, red-brown, red

virgo sun, taurus moon: fresh green, dark green, dark brown

virgo sun, gemini moon: caramel, white, pale beige

virgo sun, cancer moon: cream, white, caramel

virgo sun, leo moon: golden yellow, yellow brown, yellow

virgo sun, virgo moon: light brown, white, earth brown, fresh brown

virgo sun, libra moon: light brown, white, white wood

virgo sun, scorpio moon: dark blue, dark brown, dark green

virgo sun, sagittarius moon: red-brown, brown, dark purple

virgo sun, capricorn moon: dark brown, forest green, light brown

virgo sun, aquarius moon: light brown, caramel, white

virgo sun, pisces moon: white, light brown, sea blue

LIBRA

libra sun, aries moon: pastel red, pastel pink, bubblegum pink

libra sun, taurus moon: peach, pale orange

libra sun, gemini moon: light blue, light pink, pale blue

libra sun, cancer moon: pale blue. silver, white

libra sun, leo moon: pastel golden yellow, pastel orange, baby pink

libra sun, virgo moon: pastel pink, light brown, gold

libra sun, libra moon: white, pastel pink, pastel blue

libra sun, scorpio moon: neon blue, blue, light blue

libra sun, sagittarius moon: red, pastel pink, lavender

libra sun, capricorn moon: pale orange, peach, gold

libra sun, aquarius moon: blue, baby blue, white

libra sun, pisces moon: turquoise, baby blue

SCORPIO

scorpio sun, aries moon: bold red, dark blue, black

scorpio sun, taurus moon: dark blue, dark brown

scorpio sun, gemini moon: blue, navy, midnight blue

scorpio sun, cancer moon: sea-blue, dark grey, black

scorpio sun, leo moon: navy, bright red, blood red

scorpio sun, virgo moon: dark brown, midnight blue, black

scorpio sun, libra moon: bright red, blood red

scorpio sun, scorpio moon: black, midnight blue, bold red

scorpio sun, sagittarius moon: blood red, bordeaux, navy

scorpio sun, capricorn moon: dark brown, black

scorpio sun, aquarius moon: navy, midnight blue, black

scorpio sun, pisces moon: sea-blue, blue, midnight blue

SAGITTARIUS

sagittarius sun, aries moon: bright red, golden orange

sagittarius sun, taurus moon: peach, light orange-brown

sagittarius sun, gemini moon: light blue, pastel blue, pastel yellow

sagittarius sun, cancer moon: gold, bright blue, turquoise

sagittarius sun, leo moon: gold, golden yellow, golden orange

sagittarius sun, virgo moon: bordeaux, dark red, red-brown

sagittarius sun, libra moon: light red, lavender, peach

sagittarius sun, sagittarius moon: lavender, bright red, turquoise

sagittarius sun, capricorn moon: orange-brown, peach, red-brown

sagittarius sun, aquarius moon: pastel blue, turquoise

sagittarius sun, pisces moon: dark blue, turquoise, blue

CAPRICORN

capricorn sun, aries moon: red, brown-red, orange-brown

capricorn sun, taurus moon: light brown, dark brown, beige

capricorn sun, gemini moon: white, pastel yellow

capricorn sun, cancer moon: brown, light blue, sea-blue

capricorn sun, leo moon: gold, golden brown, light brown

capricorn sun, virgo moon: light brown, dark brown, white

capricorn sun, libra moon: dark brown, white, gold

capricorn sun, scorpio moon: navy, dark brown, midnight blue

capricorn sun, sagittarius moon: midnight blue, dark red-brown

capricorn sun, capricorn moon: dark brown, earth brown, green

capricorn sun, aquarius moon: dark brown, navy, blue

capricorn sun, pisces moon: light blue, light brown, sea blue

AQUARIUS

aquarius sun, aries moon: bubblegum pink, pastel pink, red

aquarius sun, taurus moon: peach, pastel orange, pastel pink

aquarius sun, gemini moon: midnight blue, light blue, white

aquarius sun, cancer moon: light blue, turquoise, navy

aquarius sun, leo moon: gold, white, pastel yellow

aquarius sun, virgo moon: peach, light brown, white

aquarius sun, libra moon: bubblegum pink, pastel red, white

aquarius sun, scorpio moon: dark blue, navy, blue

aquarius sun, sagittarius moon: pastel purple, navy, pastel red

aquarius sun, capricorn moon: light brown, white

aquarius sun, aquarius moon: navy, midnight blue, light blue

aquarius sun pisces moon: light blue, turquoise, sea-blue, navy

PISCES

pisces sun, aries moon: red, sea-blue, pink, light blue

pisces sun, taurus moon: light blue, light brown, light green

pisces sun, gemini moon: light blue, sea-blue, turquoise

pisces sun, cancer moon: sea-blue, blue, green-blue

pisces sun, leo moon: gold, light blue, turquoise

pisces sun, virgo moon: navy, light blue, dark brown

pisces sun, libra moon: light blue, white, pastel turquoise

pisces sun, scorpio moon: dark blue, dark green, sea-blue

pisces sun, sagittarius moon: turquoise, lavender, light blue

pisces sun, capricorn moon: dark blue, navy, sea-blue

pisces sun, aquarius moon: light blue, navy, midnight blue

pisces sun, pisces moon: green, sea-blue, green-blue, turquoise

Black women you're beautiful.

Down to your feet and all the way up to your hair, from the thickness to the length from the curls to it being straight. How you surprise everyone when you unshrink your hair. How you can be light, brown, dark, golden. So many flavored and all so beautiful. Lips so full that any starving man could get his serving just by tasting them. From the late nights studying to be in the university they said you couldn’t be in, to working a 9-5 to make ends meet and still coming home to cook, clean and provide for your family. From the thick thighs to the small ones to the stress marks that show your tiger stripes. You’re beautiful! 💗✨

Practice Buddy (pt. 1)

Originally posted by sugutie

Characters: Jungkook x Y/N, Jimin x Y/N
Genre: Angst/Fluff
Word count: 5k

MASTERLIST

You were Jungkook’s best friend-practice buddy for his crush in college, but when you attempt to get into a relationship with someone new, Jungkook can’t help but to feel hurt.

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anonymous asked:

Hello I'm in a good mood so I wanted to say that I love your account Aaand which hair colour do you like on bts ? I like ginger or black 😏 And good night 😴

:) this is cute !! ok so fave hair colours!

  • on yoongi i like his dope era blonde hair best, i think that pale colours in generally really suit him tho (dont kill me i dont care for his black hair srry)
  • taehyung i prefer light brown/golden brown! and when he wears that headband. and no bangs
  • jungkook…….honestly he looks good in any colour other than that hideous red from like …danger era was it? i cant remember lol but that was terrible and we dont speak of it. also forehead!kook 5ever
  • namjoon… he looks best in blonde but like yoongi he also looks great in any pale pastely colours!
  • jimin oh my god jimin fucK he looked so good with his bright red hair (which if anyone can pull off it’s him) but i loved loved LOVED his blonde hair too
  • hobi i think his natural hair looked best, but i also really loved his brown hair and alSO FOREHEAD HOBI!!!!!!!!!
  • and jinnie…..PINK HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but also BLONDE!!!! but also his golden brown!!!!!!!!!!!! anything but that hideous jungkook red lmao

miraculous-katsukii  asked:

i’ve sent you angsty prompts in the past so what about: a cute fluffy thing of victuuri trying (and possibly) failing to bake chocolate chip cookies?

Cookies

“This doesn’t look like the picture,” Victor mumbled to himself while glancing between his phone and the tray of black bits sitting in front of him. After a moment, he sighed and carefully disposed of the black bits which had been his attempt at chocolate chip cookies.

“What are you doing?”

A voice called out from the doorway, causing Victor to turn towards the entryway with a panicked look on his face.

He was meant to be home alone, Yuuri wasn’t due home till six that night. Victor opened his mouth, only to pause at who he saw standing in the doorway of his kitchen.

Yuri stood there, hands shoved deep into his Russian jacket that was slightly damp on the hood and shoulders, with a scold on his lips.

“Yurio?” he questioned in confusion, earning a huff of annoyance from the teen.

“I asked you a question, dumbass, what are you doing?” the blonde questioned while wondering into the kitchen. Before he could say anything, his phone was plucked from his hands.

“Cookies?” Yuri questioned curiously, before glancing towards him with a confused look. “Why cookies?”

Victor laughed nervously while rubbing the back of his head. Yuri didn’t like love or romance, so he wasn’t sure how he was meant to explain to the teen the reason behind the sudden decision to make cookies.

“I’m guessing it is some stupid reason,” the blonde sighed before starting to move around the kitchen, pulling things out of the fridge and pantry while he stood off to the side in confusion.

“Um,” he mumbled, “What are you doing?”

“Helping you make cookies, duh,” the teen replied while carefully pouring some sugar into a measuring cup.

“Vitya,” he perked up at the nickname, it was unlike the teen to use his diminutive. “Come stir this!”

Victor open his mouth to question what ‘this’ was, only to have a large bowl pushed in his direction. He glanced into the bowl curiously, noticing that it was butter and sugar. He remembered doing this part in his first attempt, he just had to mix it until all the sugar disappeared.

“You had the oven on too high,” Yuri’s voice echoed, causing him to glance away from the contents of his bowl and towards the teen who was adjusting the temperature.

“Is that why they turned black?” he questioned, only to get a raised eyebrow and a roll of the teens eyes in response.

“Keep stirring,” the teen demanded, when he started to slow down. He blinked in surprise but continued to stir under the teens guidance.

“I’m going to slowly add in the egg and vanilla essence, don’t stop stirring,” Yuri instructed while cracking the egg into a cup before adding it to the mixture he was stirring. He watched carefully as Yuri grabbed the bottle of vanilla essence and dropped the tiniest amount in before putting the bottle down. He had put a heap in on his batch, not understanding why the recipe only said a single teaspoon. He had concluded that if it spelt okay, it couldn’t be bad for the recipe, could it?

“Now we add the flour. You add only a little bit at a time and have to sift it to make sure you don’t get any flour lumps in your cookies,” Yuri said while carefully sifting only a small cup of the flour into his bowl.

“I see,” he mumbled quietly while continuing to stir. He listened closely as the teen explained what he had to do once all the flour was mixed in.

It seemed easy enough.

Sprinkle in a handful of chocolate chips and only lightly mix –Yuri made it clear to not mix too much once the chips were added in.

Once the chips were added and mixed in, he could carefully lay them out on the tray Yuri set out for him.

Two tablespoons, rolled into a ball and placed 3 centimetres apart on the tray.

After all the ball were laid out, he could press them down slightly, decorate them with more chocolate chips if he wanted, before putting them in the oven for 15 minutes.

He still had to keep an eye on them and take them out as soon as they were a light golden brown colour.

After being given his instructions, the teen left the room, leaving him in charge of the cookies.


Half an hour later, Victor stood staring at the tray in front of him. They looked pretty close to the cookies in the picture, maybe a little lopsided but still visible pleasing. He carefully grabbed one from the tray, only to mumble a curse at how hot the cookie was.

He pouted in annoyance before letting out a sigh, he supposed he could let them cool a little longer before testing them.

“Victor!”

A voice said from the doorway, causing Victor to turned towards the doorway in surprise for the second time that day.

“Yuuri!” he said happily, feeling a smile settle on his face.

“What is all this?” Yuuri questioned, causing him to laugh nervously while glancing towards the tray of still cooling cookies.

“I made cookies?” he said nervously. Yuuri stared at him blankly for a moment before sending him a blinding smile.

“That is so sweet,” Yuuri said while walking towards him and pulling him into a hug. He happily returned the hug, soaking up all his fiancés attention while he could.

“Yuri helped?” Yuuri said, causing him to gasp in surprise as a light blush of embarrassment cover his cheeks.

“What gave you that impression?” he said with a nervous laugh.

“Because we both know you suck in the kitchen,” Yuuri stated simply while pulling out of the hug so he could stare at the tray of cookies. “So, did he?”

Victor stared at Yuuri for a long moment before sighing in defeat and nodding his head.

“Yes,” he mumbled.

“Good, that means they are eatable!” Yuuri said excitedly while swiping a cookie off the tray.

“What does that mean?” he gasped.

“You suck at cooking,” Yuuri stated simply while taking a bit of the cookie. He chewed it for a moment before nodding his head. “Victor, here, taste,” Yuuri said while shoving the half-eaten cooking in his face. He smiled at his fiancé before opening his mouth and letting his fiancé gentle feed him the half cookie. He chewed on it for a moment before smiling brightly at Yuuri.

“I made them, aren’t they amazing?” he declared, earning a raised eyebrow from the younger man.

“Sure, let’s go with that,” Yuuri said, causing him to pout in response. “Now, go get Yuri, I promised to teach him katsudon tonight.”

Victor stood there for a moment before letting out a sigh and nodding his head.

At least his cookies came out okay, the second time a least.

Pretty Boy

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Request: Can I request a Dean x Reader where Sam runs into the reader, who is an old friend from college who recently joined the “life”. But Dean starts flirting with her and it makes Sam really mad.

Warnings: Language (I think), sexual innuendos.

Word Count: 890

A/N: I know it’s not exactly the request I took a little artist license. That being said I hope you still like it even with the changes.

Originally posted by calicosjack

Slamming your glass down on the bar, you indicated to the barkeeper to keep them coming. Tonight had been a rough one. You had been successful in killing the vamps but not before they killed a teenage girl.

Picking up another shot, you held it up to the light. Looking at the golden brown glow it cast you contemplated how you had got here. You had been on the fast track to an amazing career when your parents had been murdered by vamps. After that you had made it your life mission to protect as many as you could from the supernatural world.

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Trouble (Tyler Seguin)

It was a typically hot August day in Dallas. You continued your early morning jog despite the early morning heat developing quickly. Taking a quick peek at your tracker that displayed your progress, you saw that you had almost reached your halfway point. You checked both ways and started to cross the street. Before you had gotten half a foot two blurs of fur ran in front of your path. You slammed on the metaphorical breaks and glanced in the direction they had came from. There was an elderly woman calling for Princess. You were going to take a wild guess and assume that Princess was one of the two animals that cut you off.

You removed your earbuds and waved to the lady, “I’ll get her. That was a dead end alley they went down.” The lady nodded her thanks and stop to catch her breath. You gave a slight smile and headed down the alley. As you got closer you saw a fluffy pomeranian growling at a trash can, trying to get behind it. You grabbed ahold of the pink bedazzled leash and pulled her away.

“Here you go ma'am. Safe and sound.” You handed her the leash.

“Thank you so much dear. I appreciate it.” She smiled and then continued down the road.

You looked back down the alley…there had been two furry blurs. You sighed and against your better judgement turned back down the alley. You looked behind the trash can that had captivated the dog’s attention.Behind it was a cowering kitten. Reaching down, you gently lifted it. It tensed up so you stroked softly along its back while making soothing noises.

“It’s alright baby. I got you.” The kitten braved looking at you and opened its eyes, revealing a light golden brown. Your heart melted as it gave a pitiful meow and nudged the tip of your finger. “You’re going to get me in so much trouble,” you whispered. “That can be your name, Trouble.”

Cradling Trouble in the crook of your arm you began the journey back your house. Glancing at your phone you saw you had about 30 minutes until your husband of three months would return from practice. Increasing your speed slightly you began explaining the rules to Trouble, as though it could understand you.

“Alright, so Tyler can’t know about you yet.” You began. “He’s not a fan of cats, so I’ll have to gradually introduce you.” Trouble looked up at you and blinked. “I didn’t say I don’t like cats, he doesn’t. We’ll change his mind though. Also Marshall and Cash need to like you, too. They’re dogs, but don’t worry, they’re sweethearts. This is your new home.” You opened the front gate and started up the driveway.

Reaching the front door you twisted the handle and let yourself in. Before you got a foot in the door you were bum-rushed by Marshall and Cash. Giving them both a quick scratch on the head, you slipped off your tennis shoes. You walked into the living room, trailed by the dogs. After commanding them both to sit you unveiled Trouble.

Trouble recoiled back into your arm after spotting them, but you nudged him back towards the dogs who looked only mildly interested in him. After some quick cursory sniffs back and forth Trouble relaxed and the dogs ran into the backyard. Grabbing a can of tuna and two bowls you went into the back guestroom.

“Here you go Trouble. Tyler never comes back here, so this can be your home until I introduce you. You placed him on the ground and filled one of the bowls with water and the other with tuna before placing it on the ground. “These are for you. I’m going to go see if we have any sand left from the pool installation for you to use as litter. Stay here.”

Closing the door, you walked back down the hallway towards the garage. As you scanned the shelves your phone began to ring.

“Hello?” You answered without bothering to look at the caller ID, to focused on your task.

“Hey babe. Are you home?” You heard the voice of your husband, Tyler Seguin ask.

“Yeah, I just got back. You done with practice?” You finally spotted the sand on the shelf and grabbed the bag, huffing under it’s surprising weight.

“Babe? You okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine. Cash just cut me off. It surprised me.” You quickly lied.

“Oh, alright. I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be home in about five minutes. I was thinking we could go get lunch and catch a movie?”

“I’d love that!”

“Well, then I’ll see you in a few minutes. I love you.”

“I love you, too.” You ended the call and put your phone back in your pocket. You headed back into the house with a plastic pan full of sand and headed towards Trouble’s new room. You quickly opened and shut the door, so he couldn’t escape.

You looked around and saw him sitting on the edge of the bed, looking at you curiously. You went into the attached bathroom and laid the pan in the corner. Turning around you saw Trouble and gave him a quick chin scratch before heading towards the door. As you turned and shut the door you heard the voice of Tyler coming down the hallway.

“Y/N? Where are you?”

“I’m coming!” You answered heading back down the hallway.

“What were you doing down there?” Tyler questioned with an eyebrow raised.

“Nothing!” You answered a little too quickly. Tyler looked like he was going to press the issue but you pressed a quick kiss to his lips. “So, I was thinking tacos?”

“Sounds good.” The two of you headed down the hallway together hand in hand. Stopping in your bedroom to change out of your sports bra and shorts, you grabbed a pair of sandals and started down the stairs where Tyler was waiting.

“Are you ready?”

“Y/N…….” Tyler drawled. Uh-oh. There was no way this could end up well. “I let Marshall and Cash in and funnily enough they went to the back guestroom. Any ideas why?” You bit the corner of your lip and gave a not-so-convincing shake of your head. “Really? No idea at all?”

“None I can think of…” Maybe he hadn’t actually gone in the room…you prayed.

“I was thinking maybe it had something to do with that.” He pointed towards the couch where Trouble was perched on the edge.

“When did you get a kitty, Baby? I thought you didn’t like cats?” You retorted, still not looking him in the eye.

“I don’t.” Placing his finger under your chin, he gently lifted your face to look at his. “What is that?”

‘I believe it’s called a cat.“

Tyler sighed. "I know it’s a cat.”

“Well, then why did you ask?” His eyebrow lifted again. Hunching your shoulders you answered, “That’s Trouble.”

“I know it’s trouble. So why is it in our house?”

“No, Ty, his name is Trouble.”

“Y/N…you can’t name it.”

“Well why not?!” You demanded. “Marshall and Cash have names!”

“They’re our pets. There’s a difference.”

“Trouble can be a pet, too.” You lifted your eyes, giving him a puppy dog face. “We can’t leave him out on the streets to die!”

“Y/N……….”

“Please Tyler! I had to rescue him from a dog today! He could have died. He just wants to be safe and have a family!” You pleaded.

Tyler groaned and rubbed his hands on his face. “Fine. We’ll keep him. If he claws up my furniture he’s out though.”

“Our furniture.” You corrected. “And Cash chewed up my shoes and we kept him.”

“Cash was here before you.”

You gasped and turned away pouting. “Rude.”

Tyler laughed and kissed you. “Are you ready to go get tacos?”

“I guess.” The two of you headed towards the door stopping to pet all of our animals on the way out. “I love you Tyler.”

He placed a kiss to the top of your head. “I love you Y/N.”

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Assassin’s Creed Haystacks


Yields 3 dozen macaroons

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 14 ounces (1 bag) shredded sweetened coconut
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cookie scoop
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Pan spray

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, salt, zest and juice until frothy.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in coconut.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to place dollops onto a lined and sprayed baking sheet. Form each dollop into a haystack shape.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown.
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A little inspiration for making homemade pies…

From the time I got married 4 years ago, relocated and immigrated here in America, got pregnant and become a full-time homemaker, wife and mommy my food photography, blogging and especially baking decreased significantly and sometimes non-existent for months. And yes, it is always the lack of time and energy and sometimes passion too. But now that my daughter just became a toddler and started to have her own toddler thing without me constantly beside her I suddenly have 30 mins to a full hour to work in my kitchen while my daughter plays or watches her shows on TV or YouTube Kids. In other words, my mommy life just got 10% easier, and so I kinda Am longing for something creative to do with my time these days.
I used to have a home-based baking business a few years ago so I am well adept in this cooking technique, but having neglected this skill for a few years, I found myself lacking in inspiration. So I looked at recent baking books on Amazon and found this book FLAPPER PIE AND BLUE PRAIRIE SKY - A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-fashioned Desserts by Karlynn Johnston of the blog The Kitchen Magpie.
This book started to give me inspiration and nostalgia and some drive to start baking again.
Although Coconut Cream Pie is not included in this book, this Coconut Cream Pie is my own recipe with some short cuts (I used store-bought graham cracker pie crust… yes, I do have time but I never said I have a ton of it!). It’s just yesterday, I feel like making and eating Coconut Cream Pie with toasted coconut sprinkles, well, the book inspired me to make pies, not necessarily make pies from this book, although I will make a couple of recipes from this book in the near future because I do believe in it and its author’s passion in making old-fashioned desserts with modern tweaks.
Anyway, this post has officially become a rambling platform for me so I’ll end this now and write the recipe for this coconut custard pie.

Coconut Cream Pie

Custard:

1 (560 ml / 19 FL. Oz) can Coconut Cream

1 ½ cups half and half (full fat milk and heavy cream)

¾ cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch/cornflour

3 extra large egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon fine salt

1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Combine the coconut cream, half and half, sugar, vanilla, shredded coconut (optional), fine salt and cornflour in a medium saucepan. Stir the mixture with a whisk before placing the saucepan over medium heat so that the cornflour dissolves. Whisk the mixture constantly to prevent scalding the bottom of the saucepan. When the mixture is hot but still not thick, temper the egg yolks by pouring small ladle-fulls of the hot mixture, when the egg yolks are tempered, pour egg yolk mixture into the custard mixture and continue whisking until the custard thickens.
Pour custard into prepared pie crust. Cover the custard part of the pie with cling film pressing the cling directly on the custard to prevent a “skin” to form on the surface.
Chill the Coconut Cream Pie for 8 hours or overnight in the fridge.

Sprinkle toasted flaked coconut on top of the pie before serving.

Topping:

1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut (toasted dry in a skillet until light golden brown and crunchy)

Crust:

Store-bought prepared graham cracker pie crust or this recipe…

1 ½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup white sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Pressed firmly into a pie tin/plate and baked for 15 mins in a 350'F oven. Cool pie crust before putting any pie filling.

Makes a 10-inch pie