Thursday, July 5, 2012

Custard Coconut Tarts

  I love this tarts. It's easy to make: prepare the pastry shell, custard and bake it together.

Custard Coconut Tarts

Ingredients for pastry shell:
2cups      all purpose flour
1/4 tsp     baking pwdr
1/4 tsp     salt
2tbs         sugar
*4ounce  chilled cream cheese
*4 ounce chilled butter
2tbs        ice water
2 tbs       powdered sugar
Few spoons of sugar for dusting 
*4ounce=113 grams=1 cup. Cut the butter into small cubes.

To make pastry shell:

1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together.

2. In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese and butter cubes.
3. Add the flour mixture and blend it till the flour resembles coarse meal.
4. Add sugar and ice water and pulse it till the flour resembles small peas.
5. Take the flour out and knead it lightly to form a dough.
6. Roll it into a log, wrap it and refrigerate it for 30-45 mins.
custard tart
Tasty tart..
Ingredients for custard:
1cup           whole milk
2                 large eggs
1                 large egg yolk
1cup           sugar
2 1/2 cups  shredded coconut
2tsp           vanilla extract 

To make custard:

1. Heat milk (low) till small bubbles starts to form on the edges.
2. In a bowl beat the eggs and the egg yolk one at a time ,beating in between each addition add sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
3. Add the milk and the coconut, blend well.

To bake custard coconut tarts:

1. Take out the dough and divide it into 4 parts and flatten it with a rolling pin to form 1/8 inch thick discs.
2. Drape it over the tart mold and press it gently to the sides and the bottom evenly, remove the excess dough and repeat this process with the remaining molds.
3. Prick the bottom of the shell with a fork.
4. Fill the custard into the tart shells.
5. Dust sugar evenly over the tarts.
6. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees, Place the tarts on a baking sheet on the centre rack of the oven and bake it for 20-25 mins or until it's golden brown.
7. Cool it on a wire rack before removing from its mold.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, please comment on it. I like to hear how it came out.

tart shell
Flour resembles small peas..
tart dough
Roll,wrap and refrigerate the dough
custard tarts
Drape the dough over the tart mold...
perfect tart shell
Tart shell.

                                                               ENJOY :)


1 comment:

Ruwani Kumar said...

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