Yes, the "impossible" can happen. It's happened in this dessert called "Impossible Pie". It's called "impossible" because it starts off as a runny mixture which is poured into the cake pan, and when baked,emerges from the oven as a three-layered "pie" which seems......... "impossible". How does it do it? Well, you'll have to bake it to know it!
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup (60g) desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
125g butter, melted
1/2 cup (40g) flaked almonds
2 cups (500ml) milk
(1) Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Grease deep 24cm pie dish.
(2) Combine sifted flour, sugar, coconut, eggs, vanilla, butter and half the nuts in large bowl; gradually add milk, stirring, until combined. Pour into dish; bake 35 minutes.
(3) Remove pie from oven. Sprinkle remaining nuts over pie; bake 10 minutes.
Serve pie with cream, if desired.
(Recipe from The Australian Women's Weekly cookbook)
What happens is the flour and butter which are heavier,
sink to the bottom to form the "pie crust" during baking,
the centre layer (which stays in the middle, haha!) is like a custard filling which tastes like the custard egg-y layer you get in Bread and Butter Pudding,
and the top layer, the coconut, is the lightest ingredient which floats to the top, becomes golden brown and crusty,
hence the three-layered pie which arranges itself when a little heat is applied.
Nothing short of magic!
Now, help yourself!