Coconut Bread Pudding 2

9 slices white bread
1 cup sugar
1 tall can skim evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can coconut, reserve 1/4 cup for meringue
2 cps skim milk
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cold water
1/4 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350F. Break bread into small pieces. Place in mixing bowl with sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, milk, egg yolks, melted butter and coconut. Mix well and pour into 8 x 1O x 2 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 30-40 Minutes or until silver knife inserted comes out clean. After removing pudding from oven, make meringue. Beat egg whites with sugar, salt and water (add sugar. 1 tablespoon at a time) until stiff. Cover pudding with meringue and sprinkle coconut on top. Return to oven and bake another 9 to 10 minutes until meringue is golden.

Serves 9-10.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana